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  • HPV G 4 ETHZ Hönggerberg Zürich Switzerland (map)

Juan I. Collar

Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, USA

Host: Ben Kilminster

I will discuss the most recent results from PICO, a search for particle dark matter using rather unconventional bubble chambers (as in listening to the sound of particle interactions…). I will then move on to COHERENT, an ongoing effort at ORNL's Spallation Neutron Source seeking to exploit the recentlymeasured coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CEvNS) as a new tool for neutrino physics. The common ground between these two projects is the detection of keV and sub-keV nuclear recoils. The challenges in developing and understanding detector technologies sensitive to these will be emphasized.

Earlier Event: August 28
SPS Annual Meeting
Later Event: September 20
Quantum Control and Many-Body Physics