from 29 June 2018 to 4 July 2018
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Type: Oral
We will discuss the possibility of observing the Cosmic Neutrino Background (CNB) in the near future by an experiment based on neutrino capture on tritium and what can be learned by measuring the total CNB capture rate. In particular, we will review why such a measurement could differentiate between Dirac and Majorana neutrinos if only Standard Model interactions are considered. We will also sh ... More
Presented by Prof. Renata ZUKANOVICH FUNCHAL on 4 Jul 2018 at 14:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
KIMS-NaI is an experiment aimed at directly detecting Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) via weak interactions with the nuclei in low-background NaI(Tl) crystals. Underground data for the WIMP search were obtained in the Yangyang underground laboratory with two NaI(Tl) crystals that have unprecedentedly high light-output. Since the scintillation characteristics of nuclear recoils from WIMP ... More
Presented by Dr. Kyungwon KIM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The AMoRE (Advanced Molybdenum based Rare process Experiment) phase-II is an experiment to search neutrino-less double beta decay of Mo-100 which is the later phase of the AMoRE experiment. If the double beta decay is found, it means that the neutrinos are Majorana particles and we can measure their masses. The experiment is going to be carried out in the deep underground in order to observe t ... More
Presented by Mr. Hanwook BAE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
We studied phonon and scintillation properties of Li2MoO4 crystals for the AMoRE-II (Advance Molybde- num based Rare process Experiment - phase II), an experiment aiming at detecting neutrinoless double beta decay of 100Mo. e Li2MoO4 is one of promising crystal candidates among molybdate crystals containing Mo element for a simultaneous detection of heat and light signals at mK temperatures. It i ... More
Presented by Ms. Hyelim KIM
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare process Experiment) is an experiment searching for a neutrinoless double beta decay of Mo-100. A pilot experiment, AMoRE Pilot, has been running with a total of ~1.8 kg of six 40Mo100MoO4 (CMO) crystals in a cryostat at the Yangyang underground laboratory (Y2L, 700 m overburden from the surface). The AMoRE muon veto counter covers the AMoRE cryostat with 10 plast ... More
Presented by Mr. Kyungmin SEO
Ab-initio calculations of weak processes are making progress. Here I discuss the ab initio framework for double beta decay and the explanation of the quenching of gA that emerges from calculations within the Green's function Monte-Carlo, coupled-clusters, and in-medium similarity-renormalization-group approaches.
Presented by Jonathan ENGEL on 2 Jul 2018 at 11:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo Rare process Experiment) project is the experiment searching for neutrino-less double beta decay of 100Mo. Monte Carlo simulation using the Geant4 toolkit was performed to understand background level of detector configuration. Decays of radioactive isotopes such as 232Th, 238U, 40k, 235U and their daughter nuclei were simulated in six CaMoO4 crystals, and in near-by detec ... More
Presented by Mr. Daehoon HA
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo based Rare decay Experiment) phase-II requires pure crystals with ultra-low radioactive contamination (< 4 micro Bq/kg of Th-228) to achieve the zero background level in the ROI (Region of Interest) of the neutrinoless double decay from the Mo-100. The raw material of the crystals, enriched 100MoO3 powder, should have very low contamination. An array of 14 HPGe detectors (98 ... More
Presented by Ms. Su-yeon PARK
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
Metallic Magnetic Calorimeters (MMCs) are a type of low temperature detectors operating at millikelvin temperatures that demonstrated high energy resolution. They read temperature increase due to an energy input by sensing magnetization change of paramagnetic sensor material with superconducting niobium sensing coils and a superconducting quantum interference devices (SQUID). Because of their high ... More
Presented by Mr. Inwook KIM
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 7
The center for axion and precision physics (IBS/CAPP) is moving from the construction phase into operation mode regarding a number of axion dark matter experiments. I will describe our status in setting up the ultimate axion dark matter experiments in a wide frequency range. We are commissioning high-field, high-volume magnets and we are developing the required quantum-noise-limited amplifiers as ... More
Presented by Dr. Yannis K. SEMERTIZIDIS on 3 Jul 2018 at 09:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-4
Germanium detectors with sub-keV sensitivities [1] offer a unique opportunity to search for light WIMP Dark Matter and axion-like particles. We will highlight our results and status of CDEX dark matter experiment [2] at the China Jinping Underground Laboratory (CJPL) [3] in China. The detector R&D programs which allow us to experimentally probe this new energy window will be discussed, especially ... More
Presented by Dr. Hau-Bin LI on 30 Jun 2018 at 16:30
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The COSINE-100 is a direct dark matter (WIMPs) search experiment with a 106 kg array of NaI(TI) crystals at Yangyang deep underground laboratory. Dark matter search experiments require ultra-low background conditions, thus background understanding and reduction are crucial to improve the sensitivity of the detectors. One of the dominant background contributions on the NaI(Tl) crystals is c ... More
Presented by Mr. Park BYUNGJU
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-5
Big Bang nucleosynthesis (BBN) theory predicts the abundances of the light elements D, $^3$He, $^4$He and $^7$Li produced in the early universe. The primordial abundances of D and $^4$He inferred from observational data are in good agreement with predictions, however, the BBN theory overestimates the primordial $^7$Li abundance by about a factor of three. This is the so-called ``cosmological lit ... More
Presented by Prof. Jianjun HE on 2 Jul 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-2
Neutrinoless double beta decay (0$\nu\beta\beta$) is the only practical way to understand the neutrino nature (i.e. whether it is a Dirac or a Majorana particle) and to observe full lepton number violation required by most beyond the standard model scenarios. The goal of the SuperNEMO experiment is to search for 0$\nu\beta\beta$ decay. Its technology is based on a successful design approach ... More
Presented by Prof. Ruben SAAKYAN on 29 Jun 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-2
There is a long-standing discrepancy between the neutron lifetime measured in beam and bottle experiments. We propose to explain this anomaly by a dark decay channel for the neutron, involving one or more dark sector particles in the final state. If any of these particles are stable, they can be the dark matter. We construct representative particle physics models consistent with all experimental ... More
Presented by Dr. Bartosz FORNAL on 29 Jun 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-5
The PICOLON project aims to search for cosmic dark matter candidates by means of highly radiopure inorganic crystal. Present detector is NaI(Tl) since it is needed to verify an annually-modulating signal in low energy region below 6 keVee. The annual modulation which is supposed to be a WIMPs signal has been observed only by DAMA/LIBRA group. All other groups which applied other target nuclei excl ... More
Presented by Prof. Ken-Ichi FUSHIMI on 2 Jul 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-6
In this talk, I discuss a possibility that dark matter is a composite dark pion in the strongly interacting hidden sector. Depending on the mass scale of dark pion and couplings, it could make either weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) or strongly interacting massive particle (SIMP).
Presented by Pyungwon KO on 2 Jul 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-8
We consider a model of decaying dark matter whose lifetime is comparable to the age of the universe. Its late decay to slightly lighter dark matter particle plus "non-interacting" particle can solve small scale problems. We will also show a smoking-gun signature of "non-interacting" particles from the dark matter decay.
Presented by Kyu Jung BAE on 3 Jul 2018 at 18:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
In a direct search for the dark matter, leading experiments makes use of massive and low background detectors. Particularly, the detector is required to design with low radio purity materials, whose impurities such as U-238 and Th-232 are in the ppb level. We have been developing a new detector of alpha-rays emitted from the material surface based on a time projection chamber technology. NEWAGE-0. ... More
Presented by Dr. Hiroshi ITO
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-7
The Cosmic Neutrino Background is a solid prediction of the Standard Model of Cosmology and Particle Physics. There is plenty of indirect evidence for its existence but so far it escaped direct detection. I will explain the difficulties in such an endeavor and present some recent ideas and proposals for it. Interestingly, some of the proposals could act simultaneously as a dark matter experime ... More
Presented by Martin SPINRATH on 3 Jul 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-8
A variety of experiments have been developed over the past decades, aiming at the detection of Weakly Interactive Massive Particles (WIMPs) via their scattering in an instrumented medium. The sensitivity of these experiments has improved with a tremendous speed, thanks to a constant development of detectors and analysis methods. Detectors capable of reconstructing the direction of the ... More
Presented by Dr. Osamu SATO on 3 Jul 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-6
The reach of neutrinoless double-beta (0νββ) decay searches that aim to observe lepton number violation and show that neutrinos are Majorana particles, depends on the nuclear matrix elements that govern the decay. The calculated nuclear matrix elements, however, suffer from several limitations. Predicted matrix-element values depend on the many-body method used to obtain them and, in addition, ... More
Presented by Javier MENENDEZ on 2 Jul 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 4
We still do not know if the neutrino is a Majorana or a Dirac particle, i.e. if the neutrino is its own antiparticle or not. Also the absolute mass scale of the neutrino is unknown, only the relative scale is known from the neutrino-oscillation experiments. These unknown features of the neutrino can be tackled by experiments trying to detect the neutrinoless double beta ($0\nu\beta\beta$) d ... More
Presented by Prof. Jouni SUHONEN on 30 Jun 2018 at 12:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 7
A huge number of neutrinos are emitted from a neutron star at the core-collapse supernova (SN) explosion. These neutrinos interact with nucleons and nuclei, and proton and neutron abundances are affected via charged-current (CC) reactions of electron neutrinos and antineutrinos in the inner region of SNe. As a result, some of light proton-rich nuclei (p-nuclei) are produced in a proton-rich condit ... More
Presented by Dr. Motohiko KUSAKABE on 3 Jul 2018 at 10:00
Presented by Prof. Motohiko KUSAKABE
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-7
The detection of coherent-neutrino nucleus scattering opens up new opportunities to probe physics beyond the Standard Model of Particle Physics such as the search for a neutrino magnetic moment or sterile neutrinos. We present a novel cryogenic neutrino experiment at a nuclear power reactor which allows for precision measurements with a miniaturized detector size. With a recent demonstrator we hav ... More
Presented by Dr. Raimund STRAUSS on 3 Jul 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 7
The axion is a well-motivated dark matter candidate inspired by the Peccei-Quinn solution to the Strong-CP problem. After decades of work, the US DOE flagship axion dark matter search, ADMX G2, is the first experiment to be sensitive to dark matter axions from the plausible DFSZ coupling model, and has begun to search the theoretically-favored axion mass region 2-40 micro-eV. ADMX G2 could ... More
Presented by Prof. Rybka GRAY on 3 Jul 2018 at 09:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-7
More than 40 years after its theoretical description, the process of coherent elastic neutrino-nucleus scattering (CE$\nu$NS) has been observed for the first time by the COHERENT Collaboration, using a 14.6-kg CsI[Na] detector at the Spallation Neutron Source of Oak Ridge National Lab. COHERENT and other groups continue to work towards additional CE$\nu$NS measurements because of the breadth of ph ... More
Presented by Dr. Grayson RICH on 3 Jul 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 5
The first results obtained by the DAMA/LIBRA–phase2 experiment are presented. The data have been collected over 6 independent annual cycles corresponding to a total exposure of 1.13 ton × yr, deep underground at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of the I.N.F.N. The DAMA/LIBRA–phase2 apparatus, about 250 kg highly radio-pure NaI(Tl), profits from a second generation high quantum efficiency ph ... More
Presented by Dr. Riccardo CERULLI on 2 Jul 2018 at 09:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-8
Highly-forbidden non-unique beta-decays are known to have electron-spectrum shapes which depend on the effective value of the axial vector coupling constant $g_{\rm A}$ [1, 2]. Resent calculations show that this is also the case for many first-forbidden non-unique decays. Moreover, the spectral shapes of first-forbidden $J^{+}\leftrightarrow \, J^{-}$ decays with $J\neq 0$ are found to depend also ... More
Presented by Mr. Joel KOSTENSALO on 3 Jul 2018 at 18:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-7
Borexino is running at the “Laboratori del Gran Sasso” in Italy since 2007. Its technical distinctive feature is the unprecedented ultralow background of the inner scintillating core, which is the foundation for the outstanding achievements accumulated by this experiment. In over a decade Borexino has performed the simultaneous real time spectroscopy of the neutrinos from the entire pp nuclea ... More
Presented by Dr. Aldo IANNI on 3 Jul 2018 at 15:30
Presented by Prof. Stefan SCHONERT
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-2
Latest results from IceCube including dark matter searches will be presented
Presented by Carsten ROTT on 29 Jun 2018 at 16:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-2
The Standard Model of particle physics have been extremely successful so far, but there are still many unanswered questions like the origin of neutrino mass, nature of dark matter, the source of quark and lepton flavor mixing and their possible correlation, the theory of grand unification of all SM interactions. In this talk I will focus on some interesting models that attempt to answer these ques ... More
Presented by Oleg POPOV on 29 Jun 2018 at 16:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 10
The results on astrophysical neutrinos are discussed, such as the possible origin of the diffuse flux, the implications of multi-messenger constraints, and the interpretation of observations from individual sources. Furthermore, the role of photo-nuclear interactions in neutrino astrophysics is highlighted.
Presented by Dr. Walter WINTER on 4 Jul 2018 at 11:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-3
XMASS is a multi-purpose experiment using a single-phase liquid-xenon scintillator detector located underground at Kamioka Observatory in Japan. We are continuously taking data since November 2013 for more than four years. Leveraging a low-energy threshold and low background, XMASS has performed various researches especially in fields of dark matter and neutrinos, both of which are in the scope o ... More
Presented by Dr. Katsuki HIRAIDE on 30 Jun 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-1
In this letter we have explored the possibility of embedding the genesis of lepton asymmetry within the well studied *Scotogenic* model. We have shown that in this model one can have a Dark Matter in the TeV scale. The model is highly constrained in the context of dark matter,neutrino mass, Flavor Physics and now also gets an additional constraint on the relative complex phases from the required ... More
Presented by Dr. Arnab DASGUPTA on 29 Jun 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-1
In this talk, we discuss some feasible low energy neutrino sources and possible physics by the neutrinos emitted from them. One of them is the search for the existence of the fourth neutrino, we propose two experimental methods for short baseline electron antineutrino disappearance study. One is a source from 8Li generator under non-accelerator system. For 8Li production, we suggest to use ... More
Presented by Prof. Myung-Ki CHEOUN on 29 Jun 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 3
CRESST (Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers) is a direct dark matter search experiment located in the underground site of the Laboratori Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS) in Italy. It uses scintillating CaWO4 crystals operated as cryogenic calorimeters at mK temperatures optimized for the detection of nuclear recoils of 100eV and below. The experiment in its current stage, ... More
Presented by Dr. Raimund STRAUSS on 30 Jun 2018 at 09:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-4
DANSS is a detector of the reactor antineutrino/ It consists of 2500 intercrossing polystyrene-based plastic scintillator strips (100x4x1 cm) with the total mass of 1.1 tn. The light signal is read out with 2500 individual SiPMs and with 50 conventional compact PMTs via WLS fibers, thus providing 3D space pattern of each event. It is mounted just under the cauldron of the 3 GW_th reactor WWER-100 ... More
Presented by Mr. Mark SHIRCHENKO on 30 Jun 2018 at 17:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
Two major experiments, the AMoRE (Advanced Mo based Rare process Experiment) searching for neutrino-less double beta decay and the COSINE searching for dark matter WIMPs (Weakly Interacting Massive Particles), are running in the Yangyang underground laboratory (Y2L). To understand their signals, it is necessary to know the backgrounds from their detector materials like fasteners, crystal, cables, ... More
Presented by Ms. Eunkyung LEE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare process Experiment) is an experimental search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Mo-100. A pilot experiment, AMoRE-Pilot, has been operating with six 40Ca100MoO4 (CMO) crystals, total mass 1.9 kg, in a cryostat at the Yangyang underground laboratory (Y2L), with an overburden of 700 m. It is unavoidable that the materials of the crystals suffer from some contaminati ... More
Presented by Mr. Kyungmin SEO
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
Measurements of the environmental neutron flux in the vicinity of dark matter search experiments are important because signals induced by these neutrons can mimic those that are expected from dark matter interactions. In order to establish a systematic understanding of the environmental neutron flux at the location of the COSINE-100 experiment, we developed a liquid scintillator neutron detector a ... More
Presented by Mr. Govinda ADHIKARI
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-6
The ORCA detector (Oscillations Research with Cosmics in the Abyss) is an underwater Cherenkov neutrino telescope that constitutes the low energy branch of the KM3NeT project, a next generation neutrino oscillation experiment located in the Mediterranean. The primary goal of KM3NeT is to solve the question of neutrino mass ordering through the measurement of matter oscillation effects using atmosp ... More
Presented by Christine NIELSEN on 2 Jul 2018 at 16:30
Presented by Prof. Zurab BEREZHIANI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The COSINE experiment has been taking physics data which aim to confirm or refute the annual modulation signal reported by DAMA/LIBRA by using the same technique. In order to tag and suppress cosmic-ray muons, a muon detector was constructed using plastic scintillator panels that completely surround the crystal detector array. High energy muons in the NaI(Tl) crystals and low energy scintillation ... More
Presented by Mr. Hafizh PRIHTIADI
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 1
The present-day results of the calculation of the 0νββ-decay nuclear matrix elements are discussed. The progress in the calculation of the double beta decay NMES within the QRPA is presented. A connection between the 2νββ-decay and 0νββ-decay matrix elements is analyzed. An impact of the quenching of the axial-vector coupling constant on double-beta decay processes is investigated and a n ... More
Presented by Prof. Fedor SIMKOVIC on 29 Jun 2018 at 09:20
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-3
In this talk I will discuss the role that neutrino-quark non-standard interactions (NSI) might play in dark matter searches with multi-ton scale detectors. I will show that constraints from neutrino oscillations and COHERENT data still allow for sufficiently large NSI couplings, therefore if present they can either enhance or diminish the irreducible neutrino background present in this type of exp ... More
Presented by Dr. Diego ARISTIZABAL on 30 Jun 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 1
We report briefly recent studies of neutrino nuclear responses for astro-neutrinos and double beta decays by using charge exchange reactions (CERs). Neutrino nuclear responses (square of nuclear matrix elements NMEs) are crucial for neutrino studies in nuclei. Subjects discussed include experimental studies of nuclear muon and neutrino CERs at RCNP Osaka Univ. and the re-normalization (quenching ... More
Presented by Prof. Hiroyasu EJIRI on 29 Jun 2018 at 09:50
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 1
A brief survey of our present understanding of neutrino properties will be presented. A good fraction of the heavier nuclei were formed in the rapid neutron capture (r-process) nucleosynthesis scenario. Although an astrophysical site of the r-process is not yet identified, one expects such sites to be associated with explosive phenomena since a large number of interactions are required to take pla ... More
Presented by Prof. Baha BALANTEKIN on 29 Jun 2018 at 10:20
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-1
Double beta decay is a rare nuclear process of great interest due to its potential to provide information about physics beyond the Standard Model (BSM). For example, the discovery of the neutrinoless double-beta decay mode could give key information regarding conservation of symmetries: as lepton number, CP and Lorentz, or neutrino properties as: neutrinos character (are they Dirac or Majorana par ... More
Presented by Prof. Sabin STOICA on 29 Jun 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-5
Neutrino-nucleus reaction cross sections relevant to supernova neutrino detection and nucleosynthesis are evaluated for $^{12}$C, $^{13}$C, $^{16}$O, $^{40}$Ar and $^{56}$Ni with new shell-model Hamiltonians. Cross sections for various gamma and particle emission channels as well as for coherent scattering are obtained for $^{12}$C, $^{13}$C and $^{16}$O. The updated cross sections are compared wi ... More
Presented by Prof. Toshio SUZUKI, Prof. Baha BALANTEKIN, Prof. Toshitaka KAJINO
Presented by Aleena RAFIQUE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
Ground-state-to-ground-state neutrinoless double beta ($0\nu\beta\beta$) decays in nuclei of current experimental interest are revisited. In order to improve the reliability of the nuclear matrix elements (NMEs) for the light Majorana-neutrino mode, the NMEs are calculated by exploiting the newly available data on isovector spin-dipole (IVSD) $J^{\pi}=2^-$ giant resonances obtained at RCNP, O ... More
Presented by Ms. Lotta JOKINIEMI
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 6
Large and homogeneous TPCs using enriched liquid xenon have proven to be excellent tools in the search for neutrinoless double beta decay with ultra-low background and state of the art sensitivity. I will report on the physics results obtained with EXO-200, a 200kg detector currently taking data, and on the plans for nEXO, a 5-tonne detector with sufficient sensitivity to entirely cover the inver ... More
Presented by Prof. Giorgio GRATTA on 2 Jul 2018 at 11:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 9
I will describe the phenomenology of some new physics scenarios.
Presented by Danny MARFATIA on 4 Jul 2018 at 10:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 9
The GERDA collaboration searches for 0νββ decay of 76Ge by operating bare high-purity germanium detectors, enriched in the isotope 76Ge, in liquid argon. We will report the latest results of GERDA Phase II. The potential of an essentially background-free search for 0νββ decay motivated the foundation of the new LEGEND collaboration. The LEGEND collaboration pursues a staged implementation wi ... More
Presented by Stefan SCHOENERT on 4 Jul 2018 at 09:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
Large numbers of neutrinos are produced in several cosmological and astrophysical sites such as the early universe, core-collapse supernovae and neutron-star mergers. Neutrino self-interactions in such luminous neutrino backgrounds are believe to induce non-linear neutrino flavor transitions which transform the spectra of all species of neutrinos dramatically. Increased electron type neutrinos thr ... More
Presented by Mr. Hirokazu SASAKI
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-3
In a long history of nuclear physics, double Gamow-Teller responses have been hardly studied, at least experimentally. Existing data include half-lives of only ~10 double beta nuclei. This exhibits a striking contrast to the case of single Gamow-Teller responses where data of half-lives exist for more than 2000 nuclides together with cross section data of charge exchange reactions. One possib ... More
Presented by Dr. Tomohiro UESAKA on 30 Jun 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-7
The coherent neutrino scattering with nuclei provides a novel way to measure the distribution of neutrons in nuclei. This interaction has been theoretically predicted more than 40 years ago, but the difficulty of measuring the very small nuclear recoil made possible its experimental observation only in 2017 by the COHERENT experiment. Using the COHERENT data, we are able to determine for the f ... More
Presented by Dr. Yufeng LI on 3 Jul 2018 at 14:30
Presented by Dr. Tomohiro UESAKA
Presented by Prof. Silvio CHERUBINI
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
A reliable description of the double-beta-decay processes needs a possibility to test the involved virtual transitions against experimental data. Unfortunately, only the virtual transitions trough lowest $J^{\pi}$ states can be probed by the traditional electron capture or $\beta^-$-decay experiments. The ordinary muon capture (OMC) offers a versatile tool to analyze the nuclear structure of th ... More
Presented by Ms. Lotta JOKINIEMI
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-5
Hyper-Kamiokande (Hyper-K) succeeds the very successful Super-Kamiokande (Super-K) as a future water Cherenkov neutrino detector which will consist of two 260 kilo-ton water tanks with 40,000 photo-sensors per tank deep underground. The 1st detector will be built in Japan and the collaboration is considering to build the 2nd detector in Korea. Thanks to longer baseline and deeper candidate sites ... More
Presented by Sunny SEO on 2 Jul 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 3
PROSPECT is a short-baseline reactor antineutrino experiment designed to make a reactor model-independent search for eV-scale sterile neutrino oscillation and measure the 235U antineutrino energy spectrum from the High Flux Isotope Reactor at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. PROSPECT consists of a 4-ton, highly-segmented 6Li-loaded liquid scintillator detector operated at baselines ranging from 7-9m ... More
Presented by Prof. Karsten HEEGER on 30 Jun 2018 at 09:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-4
The PandaX-III (Particle And Astrophysical Xenon Experiment III) experiment will search for Neutrinoless Double Beta Decay (NLDBD) of <sup>136</sup>Xe at the China Jin Ping underground Laboratory (CJPL). PandaX-III exploits the tracking capability of gaseous TPC to effectively identify possible signal and suppress background. The first TPC will contain 200 kg of enriched xenon at 10 bar. Fine pitc ... More
Presented by Ke HAN on 30 Jun 2018 at 16:30
Presented by Prof. Paolo GONDOLO on 2 Jul 2018 at 09:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-1
Neutrino oscillation physics has been entered in the precision era. In this context accelerator-based neutrino experiments need a reduction of systematic errors to the level of a few percent. Today one of the most important sources of systematic errors are neutrino-nucleus cross sections which in the hundreds-MeV to few-GeV energy region are known with a precision not exceeding 10-20%. In this tal ... More
Presented by Dr. Teppei KATORI on 29 Jun 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-6
The list of open issues in neutrino physics is long. We do not know, for instance, the absolute neutrino mass value, the neutrino type (Majorana or Dirac), or whether there are sterile neutrinos. Penning-trap mass spectrometry can help solve some of these issues by determining the *Q*-values of certain beta and double-beta processes with high precision. This contribution will give a brief overv ... More
Presented by Dr. Sergey ELISEEV on 2 Jul 2018 at 16:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-5
Assuming for WIMPs a Maxwellian velocity distribution in the Galaxy we explore in a systematic way the relative sensitivity of present and projected Dark Matter direct detection experiments to each of the 14 couplings that parameterize the most general non-relativistic effective Hamiltonian allowed by Galilean invariance for the elastic scattering off nuclei of WIMPs up to spin 1/2. We perform our ... More
Presented by Prof. Stefano SCOPEL on 2 Jul 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-8
Project 8 has demonstrated Cyclotron Radiation Emission Spectroscopy (CRES) as a novel technique for performing electron spectroscopy. Applying this method to highest energy electrons from tritium beta decay will lead to a direct neutrino mass measurement. A proof of this concept was performed with a waveguide detector utilizing monoenergetic 83mKr conversion electrons. The demonstrator has expand ... More
Presented by Prof. Gray RYBKA on 3 Jul 2018 at 16:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-6
The Reactor Experiment for Neutrino Oscillation (RENO) has been taking data from August, 2011 using the two identical near and far detectors at Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant in Korea. The neutrino mixing angle θ_13 and the squared mass difference Δm2_ee have been successfully measured by observing the energy dependent disappearance of reactor antineutrinos tagged by neutron capture by gadolinium. I ... More
Presented by Prof. Kyung Kwang JOO on 2 Jul 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-1
MicroBooNE is an 85-tonne active mass Liquid Argon Time Projection Chamber (LArTPC) neutrino experiment on the Booster Neutrino Beamline at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. One of MicroBooNE’s primary physics goals is to understand neutrino-argon scattering in the [0.5-2] GeV neutrino energy. This knowledge, in addition to being of intrinsic scientific interest, will be used in the fut ... More
Presented by Ms. ALEENA RAFIQUE on 29 Jun 2018 at 15:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
The Advanced Mo-based Rare Process Experiment (AMoRE) is a search for neutrinoless double beta decay of <sup>100</sup>Mo in calcium molybdate (CaMoO<sub>4</sub>) crystals, made of Molybdenum enriched on <sup>100</sup>Mo (≥95%) and Calcium depleted on <sup>48</sup>Ca isotopes (≤0.002%), by using cryogenic detectors. The ongoing pilot-phase experiment at the YangYang underground laboratory con ... More
Presented by Dr. Young Soo YOON
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-3
In order to get quantitative information on neutrino absolute mass scale from the possible measurement of the 0νββ decay half-lives, the knowledge of the Nuclear Matrix Elements (NME) involved in such transitions is mandatory. The use heavy-ion induced double charge exchange (DCE) reactions as tools towards the determination of information on the NME is one of the goals of the NUMEN [1] project ... More
Presented by Prof. Francesco CAPPUZZELLO on 30 Jun 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-1
The Cryogenic Underground Observatory for Rare Events (CUORE) is the first bolometric experiment searching for neutrinoless double beta decay that has been able to reach the 1-ton scale. The detector consists of an array of 988 TeO2 crystals arranged in a cylindrical compact structure of 19 towers. The construction of the experiment and, in particular, the installation of all towers in the cryosta ... More
Presented by Ke HAN on 29 Jun 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 9
CUPID-0 represents the first demonstrator of **CUPID**, CUORE Upgrade with Particle IDentification. It exploits the scintillating bolometer technique in order to disentangle the nature of the interacting particles. The detector consists of an array of 24 ZnSe crystals 95% enriched in $^{82}$Se and two natural ZnSe crystals for a total mass of 10.5 kg installed in a dilution refrigerator located ... More
Presented by Dr. Stefano PIRRO on 4 Jul 2018 at 09:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 4
Underground laboratories are multidisciplinary research infrastructures with a rock overburden of the order of 1000 meter-water-equivalent. A number of these infrastructures (15) are at work in the north hemisphere and three new ones are underway, two in the south hemisphere. A description of the main characteristics of the existing facilities is given. Due to the significant cosmic ray flux re ... More
Presented by Dr. Aldo IANNI on 30 Jun 2018 at 11:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-5
We study how sterile neutrino with keV mass can be a dark matter candidate by proposing a new mechanism for the production of sterile neutrino in early universe. By estimating the average momentum of the sterile neutrino, we investigate whether sterile neutrinos can be warm dark matter or not. We briefly discuss how sterile neutrinos can be probed indirectly by using X-ray telescopes that can dete ... More
Presented by Prof. Sin Kyu KANG on 2 Jul 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 2
The SNO+ experiment is the successor to the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory. It will contain 780 tonnes of 0.5% Te-loaded liquid scintillator in order to search for neutrinoless double beta decay of Te-130. Prior to loading with tellurium in 2019, SNO+ will be filled with unloaded liquid scintillator and will detect solar, reactor and geo neutrinos. The SNO+ detector is currently filled with water an ... More
Presented by Prof. Mark CHEN on 29 Jun 2018 at 12:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-8
Searching for cosmic-origin rare new physics signals at Earth-surface-based detectors is usually challenging because of huge cosmic backgrounds. In order to avoid such a challenge, underground experiments are thus strongly motivated. If a signal of interest involves many features, however it becomes possible to isolate signal events from background ones. Along this line, I discuss boosted dark ... More
Presented by Prof. Jong-Chul PARK on 3 Jul 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-6
There are neutrino anomalies which cannot be explained with 3-neutrino hypothesis. A 3+1 neutrino framework including light sterile neutrino can be an alternative hypothesis to explain those anomalies. NEOS is a reactor neutrino experiment to search for sterile neutrino. The detector was installed in the tendon gallery at 24-meters distance from a 2.8-GWt reactor core, with 20-m.w.e overburden. Th ... More
Presented by Dr. Young Ju KO on 2 Jul 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-2
Our current understanding of the large-scale structure of the Universe is based on the cold dark matter model. Observed small-scale (sub-galactic) matter distribution, on the other hand, appears to challenge this standard paradigm. Self-interaction between dark matter particles reconciles small-scale issues by flattening the dark matter density profile inside halos. I will present a particle ph ... More
Presented by Ayuki KAMADA on 29 Jun 2018 at 17:00
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
It is very important to monitor the amount of radon (Rn-222) in the underground experiments such as rare decay search and dark matter experiments with ultra low background requirements. The radioactivity from the radon can be a significant background source to the experiments and need to be measured precisely. We upgraded a radon detector with a volume of ~70 L which was used in the KIMS (Korean I ... More
Presented by Mr. Kyungmin SEO
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-7
In this talk I will present an overview on the current status of solar modeling and neutrinos from the perspective of a stellar astrophysicist. The fundamental problem in solar models still is the uncertainty related to the true solar composition and the radiative opacity in the solar interior. A combination of both determines the rate of energy transport in the Sun, and thus its thermal structure ... More
Presented by Aldo SERENELLI on 3 Jul 2018 at 14:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-7
We calculate the solar neutrino and antineutrino flux in the keV energy range. The dominant thermal source processes are photoproduction ($\gamma e\rightarrow e\nu\bar{\nu}$), bremsstrahlung ($e+Ze\rightarrow Ze+e+\nu\bar{\nu}$), plasmon decay ($\gamma\rightarrow \nu\bar{\nu}$), and $\nu\bar{\nu}$ emission in free-bound and bound-bound transitions of partially ionized elements heavier than hydroge ... More
Presented by Mr. Edoardo VITAGLIANO on 3 Jul 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 8
I will discuss the prospects for identifying solar neutrinos in future direct dark matter detection experiments. I will discuss them as a background for dark matter searches, and also the implications for constraining the properties of neutrinos and their sources. I will also discuss the complementarity of these future measurements with terrestrial coherent neutrino scattering experiments.
Presented by Prof. Louis STRIGARI on 3 Jul 2018 at 11:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-2
A dark gauge boson refers to a hypothetical gauge boson with a small mass and small coupling. Because of the small coupling, it could easily escape the existing experimental constraints, which is why it is called ‘dark’. I will overview the dark gauge boson physics with some examples including my own research.
Presented by Hye-Sung LEE
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-4
DEAP-3600 is a single phase dark matter detector located at SNOLAB, in Sudbury, Ontario. The detector consists of 3.3 tonnes of liquid argon (LAr), viewed by an array of 255 PMTs through 50 cm of acrylic. DEAP-3600 began operations in May 2016, and it has been running stably since November 2016. Analysis of the data taken so far demonstrates the power of pulse shape discrimination to reject electr ... More
Presented by Dr. Shawn WESTERDALE on 30 Jun 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 5
XENON1T is a dark matter search experiment located at the Gran Sasso Underground Laboratory in Italy. It uses two tonnes of liquid xenon to search for interactions from the weakly interacting massive particles. Recent results from XENON1T and the status of its upgrade XENONnT, will be presented.
Presented by Prof. Kaixuan NI on 2 Jul 2018 at 10:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-3
The NEXT program is developing the technology of high pressure xenon chamber TPCs with electroluminescent readout for neutrinoless double beta decay searches. In this talk I will present the current status of the project, which is operating a 10-kg demonstrator (NEXT-White) in the underground laboratory of Canfranc, in Spain, and starting the construction of a 100 kg detector (NEXT-100). I will al ... More
Presented by Prof. JUAN JOSE GOMEZ-CADENAS on 30 Jun 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 3
LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) is an astroparticle experiment under construction at the 4850’ level of the Sanford Underground Research Facility (SURF) in Lead, South Dakota, USA. LZ will explore the hypothesis that dark matter is comprised of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). The centerpiece of the experiment is a two-phase liquid xenon TPC containing seven active tonnes of WIMP target material. R ... More
Presented by Prof. Hall CARTER on 30 Jun 2018 at 10:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-1
The development of large area cryogenic light detectors is one of the priorities of next generation bolometric experiments searching for Majorana neutrinos. The simultaneous read-out of the heat and light signals enables particle identification, provided that the energy resolution and the light collection are sufficiently high. CALDER (Cryogenic wide-Area Light Detectors with Excellent Resolution) ... More
Presented by Dr. Marco MARCO VIGNATI on 29 Jun 2018 at 15:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 6
The COSINE-100 experiment searches for dark-matter interactions using an array of scintillating NaI(Tl) crystals that serve both as a WIMP-interaction target and detector in the low-background environment of the Yangyang underground laboratory. The main goal is to check the annual modulation signal observed by DAMA/LIBRA in an NaI(Tl) crystal array. The experiment has been running for more than 1. ... More
Presented by Prof. Hyun Su LEE on 2 Jul 2018 at 12:00
The COSINE-100 experiment searches for dark-matter interactions using an array of scintillating NaI(Tl) crystals that serve both as a WIMP-interaction target and detector in the low-background environment of the Yangyang underground laboratory. The main goal is to check the annual modulation signal observed by DAMA/LIBRA in an NaI(Tl) crystal array. The experiment has been running for more than 1. ... More
Presented by Prof. Hyun Su LEE
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 10
The Jiangmen Underground Neutrino Observatory (JUNO) is a medium-baseline reactor neutrino experiment, currently under construction in South China. The chosen site is equidistant from two nuclear power plants at the 53 km solar oscillation maximum. The combined projected thermal power of the reactors will be 35.8 GWth. The central detector will consist of a large acrylic sphere, 35.4 m in diameter ... More
Presented by Wladyslaw Henryk TRZASKA on 4 Jul 2018 at 11:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-1
The AMoRE (Advanced Mo-based Rare process Experiment) intends to find an evidence for neutrinoless double beta decay of Mo-100 by using a cryogenic technique with molybdate based crystal scintillators. The crystals, which are cooled down to 10~20 mK temperatures, are equipped with MMC-type phonon and photon sensors to detect both thermal and scintillation signals produced by a particle interaction ... More
Presented by Prof. HongJoo KIM on 29 Jun 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-8
The assessment of the neutrino absolute mass scale remains one of the most crucial challenges in today particle physics and cosmology. Nuclear beta decay spectrum end-point study is currently the only experimental method to provide a model independent measurement of the lowest neutrino mass. HOLMES is an experiment to directly measure the electron neutrino mass by performing a calorimetric measur ... More
Presented by Prof. Angelo NUCCIOTTI on 3 Jul 2018 at 17:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-8
The goal of the \textbf{KA}rlsruhe \textbf{TRI}tium \textbf{N}eutrino (KATRIN) experiment is the determination of the electron neutrino mass $m(\nu_\mathrm{e})$ with a sensitivity of $0.2$\,eV/c$^2$ (90$\%$ C.L.) by measuring an integrated energy spectrum of electrons from tritium $\beta$-decay. The measurement of the tritium $\beta$-spectrum close to its endpoint at $E_0 = 18.6~\mathrm{keV}$ en ... More
Presented by Dr. Wonqook CHOI on 3 Jul 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-3
KamLAND-Zen is a double beta decay experiment with the enriched xenon-loaded liquid scintillator. Increasing the number of double beta-decay nucleus is a key to improve the sensitivity on the neutrinoless decay mode. Among a dozen of target nuclei, xenon gas is easily solved in the liquid scintillator by about 3 wt%, so the experiment with about 400 kg xenon (KamLAND-Zen 400) became feasible early ... More
Presented by Dr. Itaru SHIMIZU on 30 Jun 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 2
The LUMINEU project has recently set up a technology for the development of high-performance scintillating bolometers containing the nuclide $^{100}$Mo, in the framework of the R&D activities towards the tonne-scale neutrinoless double beta decay ($0\nu2\beta$) experiment CUPID. Using in particular Li$_2$$^{100}$MoO$_4$ detectors, high energy resolution (~5-6 keV FWHM at 2615 keV), excellent $\alp ... More
Presented by Andrea GIULIANI on 29 Jun 2018 at 11:30
Presented by Prof. Chris KOUVARIS
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-3
This talk will be devoted to the presentation of the ANDES underground laboratory project, which is a component of the Agua Negra Tunnel road complex, a 14 Km long tunnel under the Andes high mountains connecting Argentina and Chile. We shall talk about the motivations, prospects and design of this facility, which will be the first of its type in the southern hemi- sphere. The lab will b ... More
Presented by Prof. Osvaldo CIVITARESE
Type: Poster Session: Poster Session
COSINE-100 is a dark matter direct dark matter search experiment that uses an array of scintillating NaI(Tl) crystals as a target/detector. The experiment started taking data in September 2016 and has been running stably since that time. We have fit the measured energy spectra in the NaI(Tl) crystals with a MC model that contains a variety of background components. The background sources will be d ... More
Presented by Mr. Pushparaj ADHIKARI
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 8
An update is presented on progress towards realising a direction sensitive WIMP dark matter detector called CYGNUS with eventual sensitivity to probe below the neutrino floor. Latest R&D and simulations are presented towards underpinning sensitivity in this region, including new work on use of SF6+He4 gas mixtures to allow sensitivity in the low WIMP mass regime with both direction sensitivity an ... More
Presented by Prof. Neil SPOONER on 3 Jul 2018 at 11:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-3
The Dark Matter in CCDs (DAMIC) Collaboration takes advantage of developments made in the realm of astronomical imaging technology to perform searches for a variety of dark matter candidates with masses below 10 GeV/$c^2$ using silicon CCDs. An array of 7, 675-$\mu$m thick silicon CCDs, representing ~40 grams of mass, has been collecting data at SNOLAB since early 2017. The collaboration has engag ... More
Presented by Dr. Grayson RICH on 30 Jun 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-2
The Belle II experiment is a next-generation upgrade of the Belle detector and will operate at SuperKEKB, an energy-asymmetric $e^+ e^-$ collider. The accelerator has completed the first phase of commissioning in 2016, and the first electron-positron collisions in Belle II are expected in 2018. The design luminosity of SuperKEKB is $8 \times 10^{35}$cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$ and the Belle II experiment ai ... More
Presented by Dr. Jaebak KIM on 29 Jun 2018 at 18:00
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 8
Direct determination of the electron neutrino $m(\nu_{\mathrm{e}})$ and anti-neutrino mass $m(\bar{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}})$ can be obtained by the analysis of electron capture and beta spectra respectively. In the last years experiments analyzing the $^3$H beta spectrum reached a limit on $m(\bar{\nu}_{\mathrm{e}})$ of 2 eV. The upper limit on $m(\nu_{\mathrm{e}})$ is still two orders of magnitudes hig ... More
Presented by Prof. Loredana GASTALDO on 3 Jul 2018 at 12:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-5
The SABRE (Sodium Iodide with Active Background Rejection Experiment) project aims to directly reveal the Dark Matter through the annual modulation signature due to the Earth's motion within the galactic halo. The DAMA experiment, at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory (LNGS, Italy), has detected such modulation over a period of 14 years but its results appear in contrast with other Dark Matter exp ... More
Presented by Dr. Simone COPELLO on 2 Jul 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-5
The neutrino flavour evolution in a supernova can be described either in terms of neutrino fields or as the evolution of individual neutrinos. There is no reason to think that the two approaches should give contradicting results, and both have their advantages. One of the advantages of using individual neutrinos is that it becomes clear that the finite width of the neutrino sphere must lead to ave ... More
Presented by Dr. Rasmus S. L. HANSEN on 2 Jul 2018 at 14:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-2
The Majorana Demonstrator is an ultra-low background experiment searching for neutrinoless double-beta decay in $^{76}$Ge at the Sanford Underground Research Facility. The high radiopurity of the detectors and components, combined with the excellent energy resolution of the HPGe detector array, allows the Demonstrator to double as both a neutrinoless double beta decay experiment at higher energy, ... More
Presented by Brian ZHU on 29 Jun 2018 at 17:30
Type: Oral Session: Plenary Session 4
The talk will cover coherent neutrino scattering and the status of the CONUS experiment.
Presented by Prof. Lindner MANFRED on 30 Jun 2018 at 11:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 1-2
We present an improved formalism of the two-neutrino double-beta decay rate. The dependence of energy denominators on lepton energies via the Taylor expansion is considered. The $2\nu\beta\beta$-decay rate depend on phase-space factors weighted by the ratios of $2\nu\beta\beta$-decay nuclear matrix elements with different powers of the energy denominator. For nuclei of experimental interest all ... More
Presented by Dr. Rastislav DVORNICKY on 29 Jun 2018 at 18:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-8
The Spherical Proportional Detector is a new type of radiation detector based on a spherical geometry. It consists of a large spherical gas volume with a central electrode forming a radial electric field. A small spherical sensor located at the center is acting as a proportional amplification structure. Combination of sub-keV energy threshold and versatility of the target (Ne, He, H) opens the wa ... More
Presented by Dr. giomataris IOANNIS on 3 Jul 2018 at 16:30
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-7
Super-Kamioknde IV has just finished in June 2018 for upgrading the detector via the addition of water-soluble gadolinium (Gd) salt. By that time, the Super-Kamiokande experiment has accumulated atmospheric neutrino and solar neutrino events and has made improvements in their measurement over the last 20 years. With the atmospheric neutrino data, precise measurements of mixing angles and mass squa ... More
Presented by Hiroyuki SEKIYA on 3 Jul 2018 at 15:00
Type: Oral Session: Parallel Session 2-3
A few examples for the light dark matter will be presented along with their cosmological (e.g. radio astronomy search) and the particle physics (dark matter search experiments) constraints to illustrate the complementarity between the particle physics and cosmology probes.
Presented by kenji KADOTA on 30 Jun 2018 at 14:00