Dr Daniel Robertson (University Of Notre Dame)
The DIANA (Duel Ion Accelerators for Nuclear Astrophysics) project represents a next generation accelerator facility for low-energy nuclear astrophysics, in a deep underground environment. The proposed location outline for the facility is the 4850 ft level of SURF (Sanford Underground Research Facility) in Lead, South Dakota. The ability to probe reactions of astrophysical interest in relevant...
Julia K. Vogel (CERN)
"Axion helioscopes are searching for solar axions, which could be produced in the core of the Sun via Primakoff effect. Not only would these hypothetical particles solve the long-standing strong CP problem, but they are also one of the favored candidates for dark matter. The International Axion Observatory (IAXO) is a next generation axion helioscope aiming at a sensitivity to the...
Prof. Yury Kolomensky (UC Berkeley/LBNL)
While traditional models of WIMP dark matter assume masses in the 100 GeV range which are only accessible to direct production in high-energy colliders, viable and well-motivated models with lighter dark matter components have recently been proposed. Such scenarios typically include relatively low-mass gauge bosons mediating dark matter interactions, and coupling to the Standard Model states...
Prof. Richard Creswick (University of South Carolina)
The energy spectrum of solar axions is peaked in the neighborhood of 3-4 keV, making coherent conversion to X-rays by the inverse Bragg condition possible. This in turn leads to a dramatic time-dependence of the event rate as the relative position of the Sun and a single crystal bolometer change with time. Two techniques for analyzing these time-dependent processes when the counting rate is...
125. Production of 51Cr neutrino and 144Ce antineutrino sources for SOXand CeLAND experiments (presented by Michel Cribier)
Dr Vasily Kornoukhov (ITEP)
Low-Energy Neutrinos (solar, reactor, supernova, and geo neutrinos and also nuclear astrophysics associated with these sources)
A number of experimental results (LSND and MiniBooNE, the SAGE и GALLEX calibration experiments with artificial neutrino sources, and “a revision” of the results of former reactor experiments in view of new calculation of reactor neutrino spectrum) that appear anomalous in the context of the standard 3 neutrino scenario, and could be explain by the 4th (a sterile) neutrino. An unambiguous...