Parallel Session D
- Aldo Morselli (ROMA2)
Dr Alfio Rizzo (Columbia University)
9/30/14, 4:15 PM
The XENON Dark Matter Experiment has been ongoing at LNGS since 2005 with the goal of searching for dark matter WIMPs with liquid xenon as target and detector material. With detectors of increasing target mass and decreasing background, the XENON program has achieved competitive limits on WIMP-nucleon interaction couplings, but also on axions and axion like particles. With the start of the...
Biagio Rossi (NA)
9/30/14, 4:35 PM
DarkSide-50 (DS-50) at Gran Sasso underground laboratory, Italy, is a direct dark matter search experiment based on a TPC with liquid argon from underground sources. The DS-50 TPC, with 50 kg of active argon and a projected fiducial mass of >33 kg, is installed inside an active neutron veto based on a boron-loaded organic scintillator. The neutron veto is built inside a water cherenkov muon...
Dr Francesco Ronga (INFN)
9/30/14, 4:55 PM
The possibility to have super-heavy ultradense quark nuggets as dark matter candidates has been stressed again in recent times. This is due probably to the negative dark matter searches in LHC and in the direct and indirect experiments. Nuclearites are an example of compact objects that could be constituents of the dark matter. Nuclearites of high mass could be confused with meteors. I...
Prof. Gennadii Volkov (PNPI -Kurchatov Nuclear Centre)
9/30/14, 5:15 PM
Based on our understanding of the extended theory of relativity, the dark matter could have a new exotic spin structure. Understanding the role of spin in the expanded theory of relativity can be paramount in solving some significant problems of the particle physics as well as in the formation of the visible part of the universe. We consider how in the ternary neutrino model...