Particle Astrophysics Group


Past Research Current Research Future Research

The Brown Particle Astrophysics group is actively researching technologies for future dark matter experiments beyond LUX. The group has recently acquired a new laboratory space at Brown University in which a prototype liquid xenon detector will be operated. This will allow the group to study properties of liquid xenon detectors for use in future dark matter experiments.

This laboratory is already being used as a testbed for a D-D neutron generator, which is also used as a calibration source for LUX.

Thr group is also involved in several aspects of the future LZ experiment. We have leading roles in background simulations, Photomultipliers acquisition and testing, and are involved in many aspects of detector design.