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.

To be added to the INPA News Mailing List, please contact Erica Hall.

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VIRTUAL INPA Seminar – Matthew Szydagis (UALbany)

June 26, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Matthew Szydagis (UALbany)

Title: The Road to Discovering Sub-GeV Dark Matter Using Supercooled Liquids

Abstract:The latest developments in the search for low-mass dark matter with the snowball chamber technology, essentially a reverse bubble chamber using supercooled water instead of superheating, will be presented. The latest calibration data sets with neutron and gamma-ray radioactive calibration sources will be discussed, with implications reviewed on the extremely low energy threshold expected (sub-keV) and background discrimination as a function of thermodynamic conditions. The most recent three-dimensional image analysis will be shown with position reconstruction and multiple scattering. Information gathered from all prototypes will be analyzed together to form a projected sensitivity curve for both spin-independent and spin-dependent (proton) coupling.

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Meeting ID: 990 4727 3608


June 26, 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