Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) at LBNL

The INPA Seminar weekly talks are on Fridays, starting at 12:00 pm, unless informed otherwise. The seminar talk starts with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically, the talks conclude by 1:00 pm. The seminars are held in the Sessler Conference Room,  located in Bldg. 50A- 5132.

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The seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics (INPA) is tentative and becomes final a few days before the Friday talk.

Please send all suggestions for future INPA talks and speakers to the INPA Committee.

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Speaker: Shawn Westerdale(UC Riverdale)- Title:Dark matter searches with the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration: Status of the DEAP-3600 and DarkSide-20k experiments

November 3, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Date:  FridayNovember 3, 2023

Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Location: Sessler Conference Room–50A-5132 [Hybrid and In-Person]

Speaker: Speaker: Shawn Westerdale(UC Riverdale)

Title: Dark matter searches with the Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration: Status of the DEAP-3600 and DarkSide-20k experiments

Abstract: The Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration (GADMC) is the union of the ArDM, DarkSide, DEAP, and MiniCLEAN dark matter direct detection experiments, aiming to fully explore the experimentally accessible dark matter parameter space down to the neutrino fog. While the experimental collaborations that joined to form GADMC all used argon-based detectors, they employed a variety of detector designs. This presentation will give an overview of the DarkSide-50 and DEAP-3600 detectors and present their latest results, which include some of the strongest direct detection constraints on light and ultra-heavy dark matter. In addition to their physics results, these experiments developed key technology that enables future detectors. We will discuss plans for these future detectors, including DarkSide-20k — currently under construction — and DarkSide-LowMass, covering an overview of their design and expected sensitivity.

Zoom Information:

Meeting ID: 950 1669 6011

Passcode:  247722


November 3, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

CPTea Series (also known as INPA Tea Series)

The Physics Division CPTea Series invites you to an In-Person Tea Series 1st Friday of every month at 3:30 pm INPA Conference Room 50-5026.

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 Erica Hall. The pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

Erica Hall