Earth moves through a dark matter halo and these experiments can directly detect that wind
The Centre will construct and operate state-of-the-art dark matter direct detection experiments in Australia, at SUPL and UWA, and play an important role in international experiments. It will contribute to the design of completely new detection technologies to enable even greater sensitivity, via a robust R&D program in collaboration with ANSTO and DST Group.
With recent funding success, construction of SUPL should start in May/June of this year.
An axion-detection experiment at the University of Western Australia.
How does one detect an axion?
Lighter than a WIMP, but more of them…
Why we would expect an annual variation in the dark matter count rate.
An overview of how the SABRE dark matter detector works.
SUPL will be the home of the SABRE South dark matter detector.
The SABRE experiment has two sites- one in Italy, and the other to be in Victoria.
As Centre Director, Professor Barberio will be responsible for the Centre’s overall strategic direction and operations, with advice from the relevant Centre committees.
With considerable experience in computational astrophysics, A/Prof. Alan Duffy is involved in the Centre’s efforts in direct detection, theory, and its outreach and media activities.