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SuperCDMS Collaboration Meeting

January 6-7, 2016- SuperCDMS Analysis Workshop:

PNNL will host a 2-day SuperCDMS analysis workshop (Jan 6-7, 2016) directly preceding the SuperCDMS collaboration meeting. The workshop will feature plenary talks in the mornings and working-group breakout sessions in the afternoons, with the former covering a wide range of topics of interest to both beginner- and advanced-level analyzers (e.g., analysis frameworks, detector physics, and advanced statistical techniques).  The afternoon sessions will provide the opportunity to work and interact with each other in an informal atmosphere and may include beginner-level tutorials as well advanced discussions relevant to ongoing analysis efforts (e.g., CDMSlite Run 3 and the high-threshold WIMP search). The specific workshop agenda will be determined based on the participants’ interests, and participants will be asked to contribute to both the plenary talks and organization of the afternoon sessions.

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SuperCDMS Collaboration Meeting- January 8-11, 2016:

The SuperCDMS meeting has concluded. Thank you to all of those who participated and enabled its success. If you need a detailed breakdown or a copy of your registration invoice, please contact Alyssa Cummings at

The SuperCDMS Collaboration meeting will be held at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on January 8-11, 2016. The primary topic for this meeting is the status and progress on the SuperCDMS SNOLAB Project, a major item of equipment for the Department of Energy, Office of Science, Office of High Energy Physics. The groups involved in this project will meet to discuss the progress over calendar year 2015 and prioritize the tasks for calendar year 2016.

The SuperCDMS experiment aims to measure the recoil energy imparted to a nucleus due to collisions with WIMPs by employing detectors that are highly sensitive to the ionization and phonon signals that result from a WIMP-nucleus collision. The detectors, known as iZIP (interleaved Z-sensitive Ionization Phonon) detectors, feature state-of-the-art superconducting thin films deposited on germanium and silicon crystals to accurately measure information about the WIMP collisions. The SuperCDMS experiment is currently located at the Soudan Underground Laboratory in Minnesota and will be operated through the end of 2015. Subsequently, the experiment plans to increase the payload and operate at the deeper SNOLAB facility in Sudbury, Canada. This location provides significantly improved shielding from cosmic rays which are a source of background in the WIMP search.

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Organizing Committee

PNNL External Relations and Meeting Planner
PNNL Administrator

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