Astrophysical evidence for the existence of Dark Matter abounds, while a confirmed laboratory 'direct' detection still eludes experimentalists. Currently, in the dark matter field contradictory experimental results of allowed signal regions and excluding upper limits exist, and new experiments will be coming online in the near future to shed light on the matter. MiniCLEAN is a liquid noble experiment for the direct detection of dark matter under construction at SNOLAB, located 6800 feet underground in an active nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario. The implications of its unique design - a modular single phase detector capable of liquid argon and liquid neon targets - will be discussed in the context of the wider search for dark matter.
Coffee and cookies before the presentation at 3:15 pm, and refreshments after the presentation will both be served in Room 128.