Richard Gaitskell

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Richard Gaitskell is a physicist and professor at Brown University[1] who is currently working on the Large Underground Xenon Detector.[2] He is currently co-spokesperson for the experiment.

Current teaching focus[edit]

As of Fall 2013, Gaitskell teaches the following courses at Brown: Basic Physics, Foundations of Mechanics, and Analytical Mechanics.[3]

Notable work[edit]

In November 2013, Gaitskell told news reporters that the noted Xenon Detector experiment based in Lead, South Dakota had failed to find any evidence of so-called Dark Matter. Specifically, though, Gaitskell stated, "This is just the opening salvo."[2]


  1. ^ "Richard Gaitskell". Brown University. Retrieved 10 December 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Brokaw, Chet and Borenstein, Seth (November 1, 2013). "In The Dark: Search for dark matter comes up empty so far". Tyler Morning Telegraph. Associated Press. pp. 6A. 
  3. ^ "Courses: Richard J. Gaitskell". Brown University. Retrieved 2 November 2013. 

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