Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH)
Australia/Sydney timezone

We invite you to join us in Sydney, Australia for the 8th edition of the international CYGNUS Workshop on Directional Recoil Detection.

Location: School of Physics, University of Sydney, NSW, Australia

When: 11th - 15th December 2023

Conference fee: Free!

The aim of CYGNUS 2023 is to bring together experimentalists and theorists interested in developing detectors with the capability of detecting the directions of recoiling particles, especially for low-energy applications. The scientific scope of the workshop is broad and will cover applications from across particle physics, astroparticle physics, and nuclear physics. Some of the specific topics that will be captured by the workshop include:  

  • Directional detection of dark matter
  • Directional neutrino detection
  • Directional neutron detection
  • Gas TPCs and MPGDs
  • Novel directional detection technologies
  • Recoil simulation tools
  • Detection of rare nuclear decays

The programme will consist of five days of keynote and contributed talks. All days will be scheduled into plenary (rather than parallel) sessions, and time will be devoted to allow for extended discussions. Abstract submission is open now.

Previous editions of the CYGNUS workshop series: 


Sydney Nanoscience Hub (SNH)
Messel Lecture Theatre
University of Sydney, Camperdown
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​Local organising committee 
Ciaran O'HareUniversity of Sydney
Theresa FruthUniversity of Sydney
Greg LaneAustralian National University
Lindsey BignellAustralian National University
Zuzana SlavkovskaAustralian National University
Peter McNamaraAustralian National University
Nicole BellUniversity of Melbourne
Jayden NewsteadUniversity of Melbourne
Anthony WilliamsUniversity of Adelaide
Paul JacksonUniversity of Adelaide
International advisory committee 
James BattatWellesley College
Elisabetta BaracchiniGSSI
Phillip BarbeauDuke U.
David CaratelliUCSB
Paolo GondoloU. Utah
Elena GramelliniManchester U.
Katie MackPerimeter Institute
Kentaro MiuchiU. Kobe
Daniel SantosLPSC, Grenoble
Kate ScholbergDuke U.
Neil SpoonerSheffield U.
Louis StrigariTexas A&M University
Tom ThorpeLANL
Sven VahsenU. Hawaii


The call for abstracts is open
You can submit an abstract for reviewing.
Registration for this event is currently open.