SNOLAB Hybrid Seminar Series

SNOLAB runs a hybrid series of research seminars bringing together experimental and theoretical physicists from across Canada and around the world to present their most recent research.

Seminars are typically held on Mondays at 1:00 PM ET. To receive reminders and connection info or to be added to the SNOLAB Seminar Series email-list, contact Andy Kubik (, and/or Aleksandra Bialek (

2024 Seminars

May 13Steven Back (SNOLAB)Visualizing data with PI Vision
May 6 Lorenzo Pagnanini (Gran Sasso Science Institute and INFN – Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso)Assessing spectral shape of forbidden β-decay: recent results and perspectives of the ACCESS project
Apr. 29Grzegorz Zuzel (Jagiellonian University)Low-background techniques for next generation experiments looking for rare events
Apr. 15Sophia Gad-Nasr (York University)From Elusive Particles to Cosmic Behemoths: How Self-Interacting Dark Matter Halos May Forge the First Supermassive Black Holes
Mar. 25Aleksandra Wronska (Jagiellonian University)Storage ring as an ALP antenna – experimental proof of principle
Jan. 22Jean-Francois Mercier (Health Canada’s Radiation Protection Bureau)Environmental Radiation Monitoring at Health Canada
Jan. 15Marianne Moore (MIT)On the cosmology and terrestrial signals of dark matter: with the example of the sexaquark

2023 Seminars

Dec. 4Karoline Schaeffner (Max Planck Institute for Physics)Cryogenic, Calorimetric, COSINUS – towards the clarification of the puzzling DAMA signal
Nov. 27Jeter Hall (SNOLAB)The entanglement of quantum computing and dark matter searches
Nov. 6Xiaoyue Li (TRIUMF)Reaching for the physics potential of Hyper-Kamiokande
Oct. 30Elisa Pueschel (Ruhr University Bochum)Dark Matter Searches with Very-High-Energy Gamma Rays
Oct. 16David Curtin (University of Toronto)Multi-Scale Probes of Atomic Dark Matter
Sept. 25Sumanta Pal (University of Alberta) Dark Matter Search using Liquid Argon technology
Sept. 18
Matthew Feickert (University of Wisconsin-Madison)Towards differentiable physics analysis at scale at the LHC and beyond
Sept. 11
Reina Maruyama (Yale University)Where are we in Resolving DAMA?
July 7
Yan Liu (University of British Columbia)Hunting for Dark Matter with SuperCDMS SNOLAB
July 7
Alvaro Chavarria (University of Washington)Confirmation of the spectral excess in DAMIC at SNOLAB with skipper CCDs
July 5
Matthew Stukel (Gran Sasso Science Institute)Hunting for dark matter with cryogenic calorimeters.
June 28
Nasim Fatemighomi (SNOLAB)Controlling and Measuring radon ingress in a tonne scale double beta decay experiment
June 28
Christine Kraus (SNOLAB)Investigating the Nature of the Neutrino: SNO+ at SNOLAB
June 27
Tom Sonley (SNOLAB)Detecting Supernova Neutrinos with HALO
June 27
Shaun Hall (SNOLAB)The Future of Chemistry at SNOLAB and in Particle/Astrophysics
June 26
Brian Morissette (SNOLAB)Moving oversize material underground at SNOLAB & Critical lift vs Engineered lift
June 26
Mark Ward (Queen’s University) Detectors and Dark matter
June 12Makoto Fujiwara (TRIUMF)Casting Light on Antimatter: Fundamental Physics with Bottle Antihydrogen Atoms
May 29Nahee Park (Queen’s University)Probing the origin of high-energy particles in our Universe with IceCube
April 24Madeleine Zurowski (University of Toronto/University of Melbourne)Direct detection of dark matter with the SABRE South experiment
April 17Marcin Kuźniak (AstroCeNT, CAMK PAN)Light collection and detection R&D for the global argon dark matter program
April 4Iuliana Stanciu (Horia Hulubei National Institute for R&D in Physics and Nuclear Engineering and Technische Universität München)Search for extraterrestrial 244Pu in fossilized reservoirs
March 20Andrea Rosso (Stockholm University)Hunting axions with metamaterials: the ALPHA haloscope
March 13Mike Lapointe (NOSM U/ Laurentian University)The REPAIR Project: Deep-Underground Radiobiology
March 6Adrian Bevan (Queen Mary University of London)Organic semiconductor alpha and neutron detectors
February 27Nirmal Raj (McDonald Institute at Queen’s University)Dark Neutrons: Cosmology, Astrophysics & Laboratory
January 16Pawel Moskal (Jagiellonian U)Positronium imaging for studies of human brain and matter-antimatter asymmetry

2022 Seminars

December 19thLogan Lebanowski
(UC Berkeley)
Observation of Antineutrinos from Distant Reactors using Pure Water at SNO+
December 12thRyan Wang
(U of Alabama)
LZ Results Seminar
December 5thMark Hartz
The Hyper-Kamiokande Neutrino Observatory and Experiment
November 28th Jeff Martin
(U of Winnipeg)
Ultracold Neutrons and the Universe
November 21stDoug Pinckney
(UMass Amherst)
Progress Towards HeRALD: The Helium Roton Apparatus for Light Dark Matter
November 14thKatherine Pachal
The DarkLight experiment and the hunt for a new boson
November 7thJuliette Mammei
(University of Manitoba)
Neutron matter matters – the PREX and CREX results
June 27thCarsten Krauss
(U of Alberta)
The P-ONE neutrino observatory
June 13thProf. Gray Rybka
(U of Washington)
The search for axion dark matter – ADMX and beyond
May 30thDr. Brigitte Vachon
Canadian perspective on the high-luminosity LHC project
May 16thDr. Spencer Axani
The KAMLAND-ZEN 800 Experiment
April 25thChris Wilson
(U of Waterloo)
Generating quantum microwaves using superconducting circuits
March 7thProf. Jess McGiver
Recent results from LIGO and VIRGO
March 21stProf. Cliff Burgess
(McMaster + PI)
Surprisingly Dark Implications of a Supersymmetric Gravity Sector
April 4thProf. Michela Lai
(Caligari U)
New constrains on heavy, multi-scattering dark matter particles

2021 Seminars

August 16th Dr. Noah Kurinsky
Design and characterization of a phonon-mediated cryogenic particle detector with an EV-scale threshold and 100 KEV-scale dynamic range
July 15thProf. Fabio Iocco
(University of Napoli)
Dark matter in the Milky Way
June 28th Dr. Bjoern Lehnert
New neutrino mass constraints from the KATRIN experiment
June 14thProf. Louis Lyons
(Oxford University)
TRISEP colloquium: What is probability? Bayes and frequentist approaches
June 14thProf. Justin Read
(University of Surrey)
Galaxy formation simulations for probing the nature of dark matter
May 17thDr. Aldo Ianni
High sensitivity characterization of a NaI(Tl) scintillator for dark matter direct search
April 19thDr. Giulia Brunetti
(Milano Bicocca University)
The ENUBET Project – monitored neutrino beams
April 12thDr. Maria Laura Divacri (PNNL)Direct method for the quantitative analysis of surface contamination on ultra-low background materials from exposure to dust
March 29thProf. Karim S. Karim
(U of Waterloo)
BrillianSe – development and applications of the world’s highest spatial resolution direct conversion x-ray detector
March 22thDr. Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic (Perimeter Institute)Sources of low-energy events in low-threshold dark matter detectors
March 8thProf. Stefan Schönert
(Tu München)
The quest for majorana neutrinos with GERDA and LEGEND
March 1stDr. Javier Tiffenberg
New sub-GeV dark matter results from SENSEI
February 8thProf. Gwen Grinyer
(Regina U.)
Radioactivity at the limits of nuclear stability
February 1stProf. Alison Lister
Dark sector searches on ATLAS
January 25thProf. Irene Tamborra (Copenhagen U.)Ghostly messengers of the cosmos
January 18thProf. Alfredo D. Ferella (L’Aquila U.)Status and science program of the XENON experiments
January 11thProf. Phil S. Barbeau
(Duke U.)
New coherent elastic neutrino nucleus scattering results

The McDonald Institute also hosts a virtual seminar series – more information can be found on their website.