New Directions in Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics

Conference Date: 
Thursday, July 20, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, July 22, 2017 (All day)
Scientific Areas: 
Particle Physics

 

Continuing investment in fundamental weakly-coupled science, primarily through neutrino experiments and dark matter searches, prompts the question: is the maximum possible scientific information going to be extracted from these experiments? Are there new creative uses of the existing and planned facilities that would advance our knowledge of fundamental physics? Are there physics targets that have been overlooked by the current approach? This workshop will attempt to advance discussion of these topics, and concentrate on non-traditional ideas and alternative methods of probing new physics, both at underground laboratories and at high-intensity accelerators. The workshop aims to complement the large international conference, Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics 2017, to be held in Sudbury ON July 24-28, by directly preceding that meeting.

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  • Celine Boehm, Durham University
  • Alvara Chavarria, University of Chicago
  • Francesco Capozzi, Ohio State University
  • Yanou Cui, University of California, Riverside
  • Malcolm Fairbairn, Kings College London
  • Vera Gluscevic, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Eder Izaguirre, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Christoforos Kouvaris, University of Southern Denmark
  • Christine Kraus, SNOLAB
  • Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
  • Jason Kumar, University of Hawaii
  • Rafael Lang, Purdue University
  • Shirley Li, Ohio State University
  • Kenny Ng, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Tony Noble, SNOLAB
  • Federica Petricca, Max Planck Institute for Physics
  • Josef Pradler, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Paolo Privitera, University of Chicago
  • Adam Ritz, University of Victoria 
  • Benjamin Roberts, University of Nevada
  • Tracy Slatyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nigel Smith, SNOLAB
  • Louis Strigari, Texas A&M University
  • Flip Tanedo, University of California, Riverside
  • Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute
  • Itzhak Bars, University of Southern California
  • Masha Baryakhtar, Perimeter Institute
  • John Beacom, Ohio State University
  • Celine Boehm, Durham University
  • Joseph Bramante, Perimeter Institute
  • Alvara Chavarria, University of Chicago
  • Francesco Capozzi, Ohio State University
  • Chien-Yi Chen, Perimeter Institute & University of Victoria
  • Mark Chen, Queens University
  • Yanou Cui, University of California, Riverside
  • Malcolm Fairbairn, Kings College London
  • Vera Gluscevic, Institute for Advanced Study
  • Junwu Huang, Perimeter Institute
  • Eder Izaguirre, Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Christoforos Kouvaris, University of Southern Denmark
  • Christine Kraus, SNOLAB
  • Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
  • Jason Kumar, University of Hawaii
  • Ranjan Laha, Stanford University
  • Rafael Lang, Purdue University
  • Robert Lasenby, Perimeter Institute
  • Shirley Li, Ohio State University
  • Enrico Nardi, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
  • Kenny Ng, Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Tony Noble, SNOLAB
  • Federica Petricca, Max Planck Institute for Physics
  • Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute & University of Victoria
  • Josef Pradler, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Paolo Privitera, University of Chicago
  • Nirmal Raj, University of Notre Dame
  • Florian Reindl, INFN
  • Juhi Rajhans, Brown University
  • Adam Ritz, University of Victoria 
  • Benjamin Roberts, University of Nevada
  • Tracy Slatyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Nigel Smith, SNOLAB
  • Louis Strigari, Texas A&M University
  • Flip Tanedo, University of California, Riverside
  • Yu-Dai Tsai, Perimeter Institute & Cornell University
  • Sean Tulin, York University
  • Eric Vazquez-Jauregui, UNAM
  • Mohammad Hossein Zhoolideh Haghighi, Perimeter Institute

Thursday, July 20, 2017

     

Time

Event

Location

8:30 – 9:00am

Registration

Reception

9:00 – 9:10am

Opening Remarks

Space Room

9:10 – 9:35am

Federica Petricca, Max Planck Institute for Physics
CRESST Detectors for Dark Matter and Neutrino Physics

Space Room

9:35 – 10:00am

Rafael Lang, Purdue University
Getting the Most out of Liquid Xenon

Space Room

10:00 – 10:15am

Discussion Session 1

Space Room

10:15 – 10:20am

Conference Photo

TBA

10:20 – 10:45am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

10:45 – 11:10am

Tony Noble, SNOLAB
Dark Matter Experiments:
Requirements for Lower Thresholds and Improved Sensitivity

Space Room

11:10 – 11:35am

Paolo Privitera, University of Chicago
Prospects for DAMIC-1K

Space Room

11:35 – 12:00pm

Josef Pradler, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Direct detection signals of light dark matter

Space Room

12:00 – 12:15pm

Discussion Session 2

Space Room

12:15 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 2:25pm

Mark Chen, Queens University
What it takes for double beta decay experiments to reach few meV sensitivity (normal mass hierarchy)

Space Room

2:25 – 2:50pm

Alvaro Chavarria, University of Chicago
A high-resolution CMOS imaging detector for the search of neutrinoless double beta decay in Se-82

Space Room

2:50 - 3:15pm

Yanou Cui, University of California, Riverside
New Observational Windows for Probing Dark Sectors

Space Room

3:15 – 3:30pm

Discussion Session 3

Space Room

3:30 – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:00 – 4:25pm

Nirmal Raj, University of Notre Dame
Dark Fires in the Sky: Model-Independent Dark Matter Detection via Kinetic Heating of Neutron Stars

Space Room

4:25 – 4:50pm

Flip Tanedo, University of California, Riverside
Light mediators and terrestrial dark matter capture

Space Room

4:50 – 5:15pm

Kenny Ng, Weizmann Institute of Science
Reverse Direct Detection: Cosmic Ray
Tests of Dark Matter Scattering

Space Room

5:15 - 5:40pm Celine Boehm, Durham University
TBA
Space Room

5:40 – 6:00pm

Discussion Session 4

Space Room

6:00pm

Banquet

Bistro – 2nd Floor

 

Friday, July 21, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 9:25am

Enrico Nardi, Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati
Dark photon production in positron beam dump experiments via resonant annihilation

Space Room

9:25 – 9:50am

Adam Ritz, University of Victoria
Light dark matter at long baseline (and coherent scattering) neutrino experiments

Space Room

9:50 – 10:15am

Malcolm Fairbairn, Kings College London
Neutrinos as Signal and Background – detecting and avoiding neutrinos at dark matter detectors

Space Room

10:15 – 10:45am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

10:45 – 11:10am

Jason Kumar, University of Hawaii
New Dark Matter Search Strategies at DUNE

Space Room

11:10 – 11:35am

Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
Distorted Neutrino Oscillations (DiNOs) from ultra light, bosonic dark matter

Space Room

11:35 – 12:00pm

Eder Izaguirre, Brookhaven National Laboratory
Testing Light Dark Matter Co-Annihilation Signatures with Fixed Target Experiments

Space Room

12:00 – 12:15pm

Discussion Session 5

Space Room

12:15 – 2:00pm

Lunch

Bistro – 2nd Floor

2:00 – 2:25pm

Chris Kouvaris, University of Southern Denmark
Probing Light Dark Matter

Space Room

2:25– 2:50pm

Shirley Li, Ohio State University
Observing supernova neutrinos to late times

Space Room

2:50 – 3:15pm

Louis Strigari, Texas A&M University
New physics searches with neutrino-coherent scattering

Space Room

3:15 – 3:30pm

Discussion Session 6

Space Room 

3:30 – 4:00pm

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

4:00 – 4:25pm

Francesco Capozzi, Ohio State University
Solar neutrinos as a probe of Neutrino-Dark Matter interactions

Space Room

4:25 – 4:50pm

Yu-Dai Tsai, Perimeter Institute & Cornell University
Optical, Gravitational, and Radio Signatures of DM-induced Neutron Star Implosions

Space Room

4:50 – 5:15pm

Vera Gluscevic, Institute for Advanced Study
First CMB constraints on dark matter effective theory

Space Room

5:15 – 5:30pm

Discussion Session 7

Space Room

 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Time

Event

Location

9:00 – 9:25am

Ben Roberts, University of Nevada, Reno
Searching for dark matter with GPS and global
networks of atomic clocks

Space Room

9:25 – 9:50am

John Beacom, Ohio State University
Going Deep on Spallation Backgrounds

Space Room

9:50 – 10:15am

Coffee Break

Bistro – 1st Floor

10:15 – 10:45am

Tracy Slatyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
TBA

Space Room

10:45 – 11:15am

Discussion Session 8

Space Room

11:15am

Thank you and Goodbye

Space Room

 

 

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Phone: 1-888-890-3222
Distance from PI: 450 m

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Phone: 519-885-2626
Distance from PI: 500 m

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Phone: 519-747-9400
Distance from PI: 2.3 km

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Phone:  519-514-0088
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Phone: 519-884-9295
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Saturday Jul 22, 2017
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Saturday Jul 22, 2017
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Scientific Organizers:

  • John Beacom, Ohio State University
  • Joseph Bramante, Perimeter Institute
  • Mark Chen, Queen's University
  • Maxim Pospelov, Perimeter Institute & University of Victoria