Dark Matter Searches at the Large Underground Xenon Experiment and its upgrade LUX-ZE

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Columbus IJ (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Thomas Shutt , CWRU Physics Department, Cleveland, OH
I will review the results of LXe TPC based LUX experiment, operated in the Davis Cavern of the SURF laboratory and will report on the planned multi-tonne successor to LUX-LZ experiment. This instrument will have sensitivity ideally matched to explore the bulk of the remaining theoretically favoured electroweak phase space for Dark Matter discovery.