August 30, 2021 to September 3, 2021
University of Innsbruck
Europe/Zurich timezone

【341】DARWIN - a next-generation observatory for dark matter and neutrino physics

Sep 1, 2021, 3:15 PM
Room D

Room D

Talk Nuclear, Particle- and Astrophysics (FAKT - TASK) Nuclear, Particle- & Astrophysics


Laura Baudis (University of Zurich)


Two open questions in physics are the nature of dark matter and the fundamental nature of neutrinos. DARWIN is a next-generation experiment aiming to reach a dark matter sensitivity limited by the cosmic neutrino background. The core of the detector will be a TPC with 40 t of liquid xenon as dark matter target. The large xenon mass, the ultra-low radioactive background and the low energy threshold will allow for a diversification of the physics programme beyond the search for dark matter particles: DARWIN will be a true low-background, low-threshold astroparticle physics observatory. I will present the status of the project, its science reach, and discuss the main R&D topics.

Primary author

Laura Baudis (University of Zurich)

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