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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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 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.