pico dark matter experiment

Welcome to the PICO project
The PICO project aims to detectect dark matter particles with the bubble chamber technique. The expriments are installed at a depth of 2 km in the SNOLAB underground laboratory at Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. The PICO collaboration is presently operating two dark matter search experiments: a bubble chamber filled with ~57 kg of C3F8 and a chamber loaded with 3 kg of C3F8. A much larger version of the experiment with up to 500 kg of active mass is in development.

Please follow these pages to find out about dark matter in the Universe and especially how PICO  tries to hunt for it.

PICO 60 paper selected as Editor's Selection by PRL
The latest PICO 60 publication was selected as Editor's selection and is featured on the website... >>>
PICO 6 run 2 results released
The one month data taking period of the second run of PICO 60 has been concluded in Jauary 2017 and ... >>>
Eric Dahl wins the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers
PICO collaboration member Eric Dahl (Northwestern University) recieved the >>>
PICO 2L run 2 paper released
The small PICO 2L detector has finished taking data for run 2 and this time around the data we got i... >>>
PICO 2L paper published in PRL
The PICO 2L paper is now published in PRL. The official version can be found >>>
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