About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

The committee members are:

The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

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Andrei Puiu (Gran Sasso Science Institute) “Direct Dark Matter Search with COSINUS”

May 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The search for dark matter is one of the most important challenges in modern physics. In my presentation I will make a brief introduction to the direct detection of dark matter in underground facilities, followed by the description of the COSINUS experiment. COSINUS aims at the direct detection of dark matter scattering off Na and I nuclei. It will use sodium Iodide crystals as absorber and hence as the dark matter target in a low temperature detector operating at ~10 mK. The unique feature of COSINUS is the simultaneous measurement of both the phonon signal and the scintillation signal. This will allow us to perform an event-by-event particle identification using the light yield of each energy deposition in the crystal, and to finally disentangle electron from nuclear recoil events. I will give an overview of the experimental technique and of the experimental facility currently under construction in Hall B of the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso.

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May 6
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass please email Paris Gordon. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Paris Gordon.