LUX Spokespersons: Richard Gaitskell (Brown) and Dan McKinsey (Yale)

The LUX collaboration assembled a team with the breadth of experience necessary to design, construct, and deploy a 370 kg two-phase liquid xenon TPC experiment that set new limits of dark matter sensitivity that were two orders of magnitude beyond the best previous limits. LUX also established a clear leadership role for the United States in the field of direct dark matter detection. LUX was composed of the majority of the US groups from XENON10, most of the groups in ZEPLIN III, the majority of the US component of ZEPLIN II, and new groups that brought essential experience in background rejection and rare event detection from the large scale neutrino experiments such as SuperK, SNO, IceCube, Kamland and Double Chooz.


Brown University