Precision measurements of dark matter require precision instruments
Through ANU and ANSTO expertise in Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (AMS) and ANSTO’s experience in precision gamma-ray spectroscopy, we can develop ultra-sensitive radioactivity measurement techniques. Experts at UWA will develop the ultra-precise measurements of frequency and other quantities that are needed for sub-eV dark matter searches.
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.
Dr. Michael Hotchkis is Principal Research Scientist at the Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO).
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. 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.
An expert in frequency metrology, precision and quantum measurements, Professor Tobar has a particular interest in undertaking precision tests of fundamental physics.
Associate Professor Wallner will lead the Metrology program, concerned with the development and measurement of high- and ultra-high-purity materials for use within the Centre’s Direct Detection program.
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.