Kimberly J. Palladino
Research Interests: I primarily work in the field of direct dark matter searches with the two-phase liquid xenon TPCs LUX and LZ. Our group focuses on detector performance including high voltage and xenon handling. These detectors are generally looking for WIMP (weakly interacting massive particles) dark matter candidates via nuclear recoils. Neutron induced nuclear recoils are studied for backgrounds and calibration. We are also involved in detector R&D for nuclear recoil detection.