SNOLAB Virtual Seminar Series

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

2022 Seminars

April 4thProf. Michela Lai (Caligari U.)New constrains on heavy, multi-scattering dark matter particles
March 21stProf. Cliff Burgess (McMaster + PI)Surprisingly Dark Implications of a Supersymmetric Gravity Sector
March 7thProf. Jess McGiver (UBC)Recent results from LIGO and VIRGO
April 25thChris Wilson (U of Waterloo)Generating quantum microwaves using superconducting circuits
May 16thDr. Spencer Axani (MIT)The KAMLAND-ZEN 800 Experiment
May 30thDr. Brigitte Vachon (McGill)Canadian perspective on the high-luminosity LHC project
June 13thProf. Gray Rybka (U of Washington)The search for axion dark matter – ADMX and beyond
June 27thCarsten Krauss (U of Alberta)The P-ONE neutrino observatory

2021 Seminars

Jan. 11Prof. Phil S. Barbeau (Duke U.)New coherent elastic neutrino nucleus scattering results
Jan. 18Prof. Alfredo D. Ferella (L’Aquila U.)Status and science program of the XENON experiments
Jan. 25Prof. Irene Tamborra (Copenhagen U.)Ghostly messengers of the cosmos
Feb. 1Prof. Alison Lister (UBC)Dark sector searches on ATLAS
Feb. 8Prof. Gwen Grinyer (Regina U.)Radioactivity at the limits of nuclear stability
Mar. 1Dr. Javier Tiffenberg (FNAL)New sub-GeV dark matter results from SENSEI
Mar. 8Prof. Stefan Schönert (Tu München)The quest for majorana neutrinos with GERDA and LEGEND
Mar. 22Dr. Daniel Egana-Ugrinovic (Perimeter Institute)Sources of low-energy events in low-threshold dark matter detectors
Mar. 29Prof. Karim S. Karim (U of Waterloo)BrillianSe – development and applications of the world’s highest spatial resolution direct conversion x-ray detector
Apr. 12Dr. Maria Laura Divacri (PNNL)Direct method for the quantitative analysis of surface contamination on ultra-low background materials from exposure to dust
Apr. 19Dr. Giulia Brunetti (Milano Bicocca University)The ENUBET Project – monitored neutrino beams
May 17Dr. Aldo Ianni (INFN-LNGS)High sensitivity characterization of a NaI(Tl) scintillator for dark matter direct search
Jun 14Prof. Justin Read (University of Surrey)Galaxy formation simulations for probing the nature of dark matter
Jun 14Prof. Louis Lyons (Oxford University)TRISEP colloquium: What is probability? Bayes and frequentist approaches
Jun 28Dr. Bjoern Lehnert (LBL)New neutrino mass constraints from the KATRIN experiment
Jul 5Prof. Fabio Iocco (University of Napoli)Dark matter in the Milky Way
Aug 16Dr. Noah Kurinsky (FNAL)Design and characterization of a phonon-mediated cryogenic particle detector with an EV-scale threshold and 100 KEV-scale dynamic range

Seminars are typically held on Mondays at 1:00 pm Eastern Time. For more information, please contact

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