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LZ Group

The SLAC LZ group is at the forefront of the dark matter exploration, steering the design and execution of the LUX-ZEPLIN experiment. 

Find Out More About LZ at SLAC

Find out more about the LUX-ZEPLIN Group at SLAC - what we do and who we are.

About us

SLAC's LZ group plays a major role in designing, fabricating and carrying out the experiment.

Research Activity

SLAC also plays an important role in LZ's predecessor, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) experiment.

LUX Research Activity

Featured Video

Dark Matter Hunt with LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ)

SLAC is helping to build and test the LUX-ZEPLIN or LZ detector, one of the biggest and most sensitive detectors ever designed to catch hypothetical dark matter particles known as WIMPs. Researchers at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory are on a quest to solve one of physics’ biggest mysteries: What exactly is dark matter – the invisible substance that accounts for 85 percent of all the matter in the universe but can’t be seen even with our most advanced scientific instruments? (Animation: Greg Stewart/SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)