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.

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VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR – Hao Chen (Texas A&M University)

July 17, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Hao Chen (Texas A&M University)

Title: Two New Cryogenic Detector R&D

Abstract: It is well-accepted that the majority of the matter in the universe is dark and non-baryonic. The nature of dark matter, however, remains mysterious. Various proposed candidates span a wide range in the mass and cross section parameter space. Many experimental efforts have been made aiming to detect dark matter particles directly, part of the region in the parameter space has been excluded from their data. Probing the lower mass region requires a low threshold detection technique. I will talk about two new cryogenic detectors that are currently under development. The magnetic bubble chamber utilizes a single-molecule magnet as the target, amplifying the signal from a scattering event by magnetic avalanches. The phonon-mediated high-voltage detector combines features of CDMS iZip and HV detector, provides a possible way to achieve a low threshold without losing the electron recoil/nuclear recoil discrimination.

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July 17, 2020
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