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.
Occasional updates on the progress of the Stawell Underground Physics Laboratory.
Fabrication of the vessel for SABRE South has been completed.
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 a background in theoretical and computational physics, and a strong interest in examining the experimental bounds of dark matter candidate particles, Professor Williams will be the Centre’s Deputy Director.
With considerable experience in computational astrophysics, Associate Professor Alan Duffy is involved in the Centre’s efforts in direct detection, theory, and its outreach and media activities.
Dr. Goryachev brings considerable experience in low-temperature, low-noise, precision measurements, and frequency metrology. Amongst other areas, he will contribute to the Centre’s program on axion and WISP detection.
Associate Professor Gary Hill is an accomplished astrophysicist in the area of high-energy neutrino detection, with expertise in low-signal/high-background data analysis.
With significant and continuing experience at the ATLAS and BaBar experiments at the LHC, Associate Professor Paul Jackson will lead the dark-matter-related analysis of data from the LHC.
Professor Gregory Lane is an internationally recognised leader in nuclear structure physics, and is the Technical Co-ordinator of the SABRE South direct-detection experiment.
Dr. Damian Marinaro will explore technology transfer between the Centre and the Defence, National Security, and Industry sectors.
Dr. Prokpopovich is an experienced researcher in the area of low-level and low-background radiation measurement, areas of interest both to the design of direct-detection experiments, and the environments in which they are located.
Professor Stuchbery, Node Manager of the ANU Node, brings his very strong background in nuclear physics to the Centre.
With 35 years’ experience in Australia’s high-energy physics program, Professor Taylor will be involved with the Direct Detection and LHC/ATLAS search aspects of the Centre’s work.
An expert in frequency metrology, precision and quantum measurements, Professor Tobar has a particular interest in undertaking precision tests of fundamental physics.
Dr Phillip Urquijo is a leading experimental particle physicist, with considerable experience in the management of large physics experiments, and is involved in the development and construction of SABRE South and data analysis tools for experiments at SUPL.
Associate Professor White is involved in the examination of beyond-Standard Model physics models (including models of dark matter), as well as particle physics phenomenology and particle astrophysics, and WIMP searches at ATLAS.
Associate Professor Gianfranco Bertone is an internationally renowned theoretical physicist working at the interface between particle physics, astrophysics and cosmology.
Professor Frank Calaprice is a world-renowned experimental physicist in the field of nuclear and particle astrophysics, and is widely recognised as a leading authority in the field of very-low-background, low-counting-rate experiments.
Professor Diemoz has over thirty years of experience in high-energy physics, and is the current Director of Italy’s Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).
Dr. Aldo Ianni is the current Director of the Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc underground laboratory, and has considerable experience in the development and operation of dark-matter direct-detection experiments in low-radiation underground environments.
Assistant Professor Gray Rybka is a leading researcher in the area of axion direct-detection searches.
Professor Neil Spooner is a world-leading expert in dark matter detection and neutrino physics, including development of directional dark-matter direct-detection methods.