Novel Instrumentation for Fundamental Physics Workshop

America/Puerto_Rico
Andre De Gouvea (Northwestern University), C Eric Dahl (Northwestern University), Mayda Velasco (Northwestern University (US))
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The most pressing questions in fundamental particle physics today include the dark matter puzzle, the origin of nonzero neutrino masses, and understanding how the expansion rate of the universe accelerated very early on (inflation) and in the very recent past (dark energy).

The proposed COFI workshop will address the instrumentation challenges faced by next-generation experiments for the detection of dark matter, the CMB, and the CnB. Experiments in these fields routinely push the boundaries of low-energy, low-noise, high-precision instrumentation, but each of these fields is also now at a point where more is needed than incremental improvements of existing technology. The aim of the workshop is to foster cross pollination between these fields, catalyzing the instrumentation breakthroughs needed to move forward in each. By bringing together the experts who understand in detail the state-of-the-art and the key challenges facing these fields, along with the pioneers whose R&D may be the key to surmounting these challenges, we hope to emerge with a new picture of how precision low-energy instrumentation can meet the needs of future experiments.

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COFI_Board_of_Directors_Meeting
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COFI Board of Directors Meeting
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10730894
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Mayda Velasco
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Participants
    • 10:00 10:30
      Registration and Breakfast 30m
    • 10:30 12:30
      Directional Dark Matter search with optical readouts and the CYGNO project (Part 1) 2h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speakers: Elisabetta Baracchini, Elisabetta Baracchini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare), Elisabetta Baracchini (Gran Sasso Science Institute)
    • 12:30 13:30
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 13:30 14:30
      Directional Dark Matter search with optical readouts and the CYGNO project (Part 2) 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speakers: Elisabetta Baracchini, Elisabetta Baracchini (Gran Sasso Science Institute), Elisabetta Baracchini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare)
    • 14:30 15:30
      Scintillating liquid argon or xenon bubble chamber for WIMP and CEvNS Detection 1h
      Speaker: C Eric Dahl (Northwestern University)
    • 15:30 16:00
      Coffee Break 30m
    • 16:00 17:00
      Doping Liquide Xenon TPCs with helium for light dark matter 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Hugh Lippincott (Fermilab)
    • 09:00 10:00
      Single-electron and single-photon sensitivity with a silicon Skipper CCD 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: juan estrada (fermilab)
    • 10:00 11:00
      Atom interferometry for dark matter searches 1h
      Speaker: Prof. Tim Kovachy (Northwestern University)
    • 11:00 11:20
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:20 12:20
      Searches with Rockets and Microcalorimeters 1h
      Speaker: David Goldfinger (dgoldfin@mit.edu)
    • 12:20 13:20
      Lunch Break 1h
    • 13:20 14:20
      CMB instrumentation technology and identify R&D efforts necessary to advance it for use in CMB-S4 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: clarence chang (Argonne National Lab)
    • 14:20 15:20
      Grand challenges in Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, Early Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background and Cosmic Neutrino Background (Part 1) 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Neelima Sehgal
    • 15:20 15:40
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 15:40 16:40
      HeRALD: direct detection with superfluid 4He 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Harold Pinckney (University of Massachusetts at Amherst)
    • 16:40 17:00
      Round Table Discussion 20m
    • 09:00 10:00
      Grand challenges in Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics, Early Universe, Cosmic Microwave Background and Cosmic Neutrino Background (Part 2) 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Neelima Sehgal
    • 10:00 11:00
      The Axion Resonant InterAction Detection Experiment (ARIADNE) 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Chloe Lohmeyer (Northwestern University)
    • 11:00 11:20
      Coffee Break 20m
    • 11:20 12:20
      SnowBall Chamber: Supercooled Water for Low-Mass Dark Matter 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Matthew Szydagis (University at Albany)
    • 12:20 13:20
      Lunch 1h
    • 13:20 14:20
      PTOLEMY: An Underground Experiment to Search for MeV Dark Matter and the Cosmic Neutrino Background 1h

      45 minutes talk and 15 minutes discussion

      Speaker: Chris Tully (Princeton University (US))
    • 14:20 15:00
      Round Table Discussion 40m