Snowmass CF1 Summary: WIMP Dark Matter Direct Detection

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2013
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1310.8327
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https://scholarsarchive.library.albany.edu/physics_fac_scholar/19
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P. Cushman; C. Galbiati; D. N. McKinsey; H. Robertson; T. M. P. Tait; D. Bauer; A. Borgland; B. Cabrera; F. Calaprice; J. Cooley; T. Empl; R. Essig; E. Figueroa-Feliciano; R. Gaitskell; S. Golwala; J. Hall; R. Hill; A. Hime; E. Hoppe; L. Hsu; E. Hungerford; R. Jacobsen; M. Kelsey; R. F. Lang; W. H. Lippincott; B. Loer; S. Luitz; V. Mandic; J. Mardon; J. Maricic; R. Maruyama; R. Mahapatra; H. Nelson; J. Orrell; K. Palladino; E. Pantic; R. Partridge; A. Ryd; T. Saab; B. Sadoulet; R. Schnee; W. Shepherd; A. Sonnenschein; P. Sorensen; M. Szydagis; T. Volansky; M. Witherell; D. Wright; K. Zurek Show More Hide
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As part of the Snowmass process, the Cosmic Frontier WIMP Direct Detection subgroup (CF1) has drawn on input from the Cosmic Frontier and the broader Particle Physics community to produce this document. The charge to CF1 was (a) to summarize the current status and projected sensitivity of WIMP direct detection experiments worldwide, (b) motivate WIMP dark matter searches over a broad parameter space by examining a spectrum of WIMP models, (c) establish a community consensus on the type of experimental program required to explore that parameter space, and (d) identify the common infrastructure required to practically meet those goals.