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.
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.
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.
An expert in frequency metrology, precision and quantum measurements, Professor Tobar has a particular interest in undertaking precision tests of fundamental physics.
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.