The WIMP Argon Programme (WARP) is an experiment at Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso, Italy, for the research of cold dark matter.[1] It aims to detect nuclear recoils in liquid argon induced by weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP) through scintillation light; the apparatus can also detect ionization so to exclude interactions of photons and electrons. The experiment is a recognized CERN experiment (RE15).[2][3]
Collaboration Members

Università degli Studi di Pavia e INFN

P.Benetti, E.Calligarich, M.Cambiaghi, C.Montanari(+), A.Rappoldi, G.L.Raselli, M.Roncadelli, M.Rossella, C.Vignoli

Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (INFN-LNGS)

M. Antonello, O.Palamara, L.Pandola, C.Rubbia(*), E.Segreto, A.Szelc

Università degli Studi dell'Aquila e INFN

R.Acciarri, M. Antonello, N. Canci, F.Cavanna, F.Di Pompeo(++), L.Grandi(++)

(++ also at INFN-LNGS)

Università degli Studi di Napoli e INFN

F.Carbonara, A.Cocco, G.Fiorillo, G.Mangano

Princeton University Department of Physics

F.Calaprice, C.Galbiati, B.Loer, R.Saldanha

Università degli Studi di Padova e INFN

B.Baibussinov, S.Centro, M.B.Ceolin, G.Meng, F.Pietropaolo,S.Ventura


Acciarri, R; Antonello, M; Baibussinov, B; Benetti, P; Calaprice, F; Calligarich, E; Cambiaghi, M; Canci, N; Cao, C; Carbonara, F; Cavanna, F; Centro, S; Ceolin, M B; Chavarria, A; Cocco, A; Pompeo, F Di; Fiorillo, G; Galbiati, C; Grandi, L; Loer, B; Mangano, G; Menegolli, A; Meng, G; Montanari, C; Palamara, O; Pandola, L; Pietropaolo, F; Raselli, G L; Roncadelli, M; Rossella, M; Rubbia, C; Saldanha, R; Segreto, E; Szelc, A M; Ventura, S; Vignoli, C (2010-01-01). "The WArP experiment". Journal of Physics: Conference Series. IOP Publishing. 203: 012006. doi:10.1088/1742-6596/203/1/012006. ISSN 1742-6596.
"Recognized Experiments at CERN". The CERN Scientific Committees. CERN. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

"RE15/WARP: A double phase argon programme for dark matter detection". The CERN Experimental Programme. CERN. Retrieved 20 January 2020.

External links

WARP: Wimp Argon Programme, on the LNGS website.

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