The global members of our dark matter search
Detecting dark matter is a multi-disciplinary science, and the CDMPP team is just as broad. Our members include astronomers, particle physicists, and nuclear physicists from both observational and theoretical branches.
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).
Professor Phil F. Hopkins is a world-leading computational astrophysicists and expert on dark matter simulations.
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.
Professor Karl Jakobs is an experimental particle physicist with a well-established career using detectors situated at particle colliders.
Assistant Professor Gray Rybka is a leading researcher in the area of axion direct-detection searches.
Assistant Professor Tracy Slatyer is a theoretical particle physicist working on searches for, and models of, dark matter, especially with regards to astrophysical and cosmological data.
Professor Neil Spooner is a world-leading expert in dark matter detection and neutrino physics, including development of directional dark-matter direct-detection methods.
A Nobel prize-winning researcher, Professor Wilczek is one of the world’s most eminent theoretical physicists, a foremost expert in axion physics, and a noted public speaker and author.