Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

The CDMS II Experiment: Dark Matter results from the complete data set

Jul 26, 2010, 9:15 AM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Direct Searches Plenary session : Dark Matter Direct Searches 1


Prof. Tarek Saab (University of Florida)


Over the past decade, the Cryogenic Dark Matter Search (CDMS II) experiment has provided world-leading sensitivity for the direct detection of Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter. This presentation will discuss the results from the anaysis of the complete CDMS II Ge data set in which two nuclear-recoil events where seen with an expected background of 0.9±0.2 events. Although this does not constitute statistically significant evidence for a WIMP signal the CDMS II data is able to place strong constraints on the WIMP-nucleon spin-independent scattering cross-section for a wide range of WIMP masses, excluded new parameter space in inelastic dark matter models as well as exclude parameter space for for other hypothesise dark matter models. The present status and future plans for the followup SuperCDMS experiment will also be discussed.

Primary author

Prof. Tarek Saab (University of Florida)

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