The LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) dark matter search project is our main research activity. Our laboratories can be found on level 5 of the Denys Wilkinson Building, where we develop instrumentation for LZ and work on simulations / preparation for data analysis.
The next-generation LZ experiment will consist of a 7-ton liquid xenon target, of which 5.6 t will be the fiducial mass. LZ will have an active veto system for suppressing background events. All this will be inside a water tank inside the Sanford Underground Research Facility. The size of the LZ target will allow to push the sensitivity for WIMP detection by a significant factor compared with the capability of existing searches.