Dec 15 – 17, 2021
Université de Paris
Europe/Zurich timezone

Participation in the symposium will be free of charge. The symposium will be held in person and under consideration of all sanitary regulations at that time in Paris. Given the uncertain sanitary situation and rules, we recommend to be ready for a cancellation. Be sure to have the possibility to cancel your flight and hotel and be reimbursed in the unlikely case that we must cancel the conference. The Organizing Committee accepts no liability in case of cancellation. A valid sanitary pass is required to enter the auditorium and restaurants. Wearing a mask is mandatory in the conference room.

The tenth international symposium on “Large TPCs for low-energy rare event detection” will be held in Paris on the 15th-17th of December 2021. The purpose of the meeting is an extensive discussion of present and future projects using a large TPC for low-energy, low-background detection of rare events (low-energy neutrinos, double beta decay, dark matter, solar axions). There is an increasing number of experiments using or planning to use very large gaseous or liquid TPCs. A common feature of the detection scheme will be the measurement of the energy and direction of ion recoils. The search for light dark matter is a new challenge calling for low-energy threshold and light recoiling atoms. New ideas are emerging for detector concepts adapted to physics requirements. The use of gaseous micro-pattern detectors seems to be a promising way to reach this goal. The symposium will be held at Université de Paris,  Amphitheatre Buffon. The physics and the present status of dark matter search, axion search, and neutrino studies will be reviewed together with discussions on evolving technologies relevant to these searches.

To celebrate the tenth edition of the symposium the conference held on three days. To have a résumé of the last two decades, special invited speakers will present innovative technologies, physics projects and their historical context.




Université de Paris
Amphitheatre Buffon
15 rue Hélène Brion - Paris 13