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Search for Dark matter with Picasso experiment

Marie-Cécile Piro (CSNSM)

Mardi 26 Fevrier à 14h salle de réunion du Bat.108 au 1er étage

Astronomical and cosmological observations strongly suggest the presence of dark matter. Direct search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter continues to be one of the forefront activities in experimental particle physics. PICASSO ( Project In CAnada to Search for Supersymmetric Objects) is one of these experiments which aims to detect dark matter candidates using the superheated droplet technique. This technique is based on the bubble chamber principle, where phase transitions in superheated liquids can be triggered by WIMP induced nuclear recoils. The total setup consists of 32 modules installed in the underground SNOLAB facility in Sudbury (Ontario,CANADA). Motivation for the search of dark matter particles and an overview of the PICASSO experiment will be presented.