Wolfgang Rau


Faculty, Experimental Particle Astrophysics

Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Arts & Science

Research Interests:

My research is focused on direct search for dark matter, primarily working with cryogenic detectors being developed for SuperCDMS. I am very interested in understanding the physics of the detectors which is essential for understanding the data as well as for improving the detectors or finding new operational modes. I am also involved in data analysis, Monte Carlo simulations and background reduction. As leader of the Canadian involvement in SuperCDMS I am pushing forward with the next phase of the experiment to be installed at SNOLAB.