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DM-ICE - Search for Dark Matter Annual Modulation at the South Pole

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  • Full or part time
    Prof N Spooner
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    Applications accepted all year round

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Project Description

The Sheffield group leads European participate in the search for a galactic particle dark matter signals using the so-called annual modulation signal with the DM-ICE experiment 2.5 km below the South Pole. Sheffield built the two NaI(Tl) scintillation detectors now running in the DM-ICE17 experiment beneath the ice at the South Pole. Topics for the project including one or more of the following: analysis of data from the 17 kg prototype scintillator now running in the ice to search for a dark matter annual modulation signal; development and test of the new 250 kg ultra-low background detector being built for deployment at the South Pole; development and test of new sodium iodide crystals for the detector now being installed at the UK’s Boulby underground site; possibility to participate in deployment activities at the Antarctic South Pole and possibly Australia.

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