Astrophysics Seminar: High-resolution images of light dark matter — First results of the DAMIC-M experiment

Radomir Smida (University of Chicago)
- | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 4E19
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The DAMIC-M experiment will exploit the sub-electron resolution capabilities of skipper charge-coupled devices (CCDs) to search for light dark matter particles in a broad range of masses from 1 eV to 10 GeV. A prototype DAMIC-M detector has been taking data at the Modane underground laboratory in France since 2022 and I will present constraints on dark matter-electron scattering obtained with this prototype. In addition, I will discuss low energy excess measured by recently upgraded DAMIC experiment operated at the SNOLAB underground laboratory in Canada. The talk will conclude with the
current status and future prospects of DAMIC-M.