Eric Dahl

KICP Fellow

Ph.D., Princeton University, 2008
Contact Information
Phone: (773) 702-7851
Location: LASR 224
Research Interests: Particles from Space

Currently, my main interest is to continue working with large-scale dark matter detectors, and I am particularly interested in the COUPP experiment. Like the xenon TPCs, COUPP is designed to scale rapidly to large size, yet it faces an entirely different set of challenges. Even the dominant backgrounds are different, given COUPP's lack of energy information but enormous discrimination against electron recoils. I believe COUPP is the strongest competitor to the liquid noble element dark matter detectors.

Ongoing Scientific Projects:
KICP Publications
2012 | 2011

Latest Journal Publications
  1. "First dark matter search results from a 4-kg CF3I bubble chamber operated in a deep underground site", Physical Review D, vol. 86, Issue 5, id. 052001 (Sep 2012)
  2. "Improved Limits on Spin-Dependent WIMP-Proton Interactions from a Two Liter CF3I Bubble Chamber", Physical Review Letters, vol. 106, Issue 2, id. 021303 (Jan 2011)

Past Visitors:
  1. Gurtina Besla, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (2010)
  2. Abigail Vieregg, University of California, Los Angeles (2010)