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The LZ detector will use a giant tank of xenon and cutting edge detectors to search for a prominent dark matter candidate, weakly interacting massive particles.

Members of SLAC’s LZ team with loom used to weave high-voltage grids.

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An enormous vat of pure liquid xenon will help scientists at SLAC and around the globe learn more about the universe.

A collection of pipes, towers, and other equipment
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They’ll work on experiments that search for dark matter particles and exotic neutrino decays that could help explain why there’s more matter than antimatter...

side-by-side portraits of a man and a woman
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SLAC researchers contributed to the design, construction, testing and analysis of the experiment, which has already put the tightest bounds yet on a popular...

Bubble-like glass lenses inside a white cylindrical apparatus.
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Maria Elena Monzani prepares an international team to search for clues to one of the biggest scientific mysteries.

Maria Elena Monzani at the LZ test facility
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Four large meshes made from 2 miles of metal wire will extract potential signals of dark matter particles.

LZ Grids Weaving
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The building boom

These projects, selected during the process to plan the future of US particle physics, are all set to come online within the next 10...

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Something Borrowed

SLAC engineer Knut Skarpaas designs some of physics’ most challenging machines, finding inspiration in unexpected places.

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Around the world, scientists and non-scientists alike celebrated the first international Dark Matter Day.

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System tests at SLAC continue with 32 light sensors - up from a single one - in a small-scale version of the future experiment...

LZ PMT Array
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The emeritus physicist was honored for the development of novel detectors that have greatly advanced experiments in particle physics, especially BABAR, which looked into...

Blair Ratcliff 2017 DPF Instrumentation Award
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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics’ biggest mysteries: What exa

LZ Dark Matter Detector
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2016 year in particle physics

Scientists furthered studies of the Higgs boson, neutrinos, dark matter, dark energy and cosmic inflation and continued the search for undiscovere