ANAIS @ TAUP2019 conference in Toyama, Japón

ANAIS researchers Susana Cebrián and María Luisa Sarsa have attended the TAUP2019 conference in Toyama, Japan, presenting “Small Scale Dark Mater experiments” (plenary talk by S. Cebrián on Wednesday 11th September), and “Recent results on annual modulation from ANAIS-112 experiment” (DM12 parallel session talk by M.L. Sarsa on Wednesday 11th September).

The annual modulation analysis of 2 years data from ANAIS-112 was preliminarily presented, corresponding to a total exposure of 220.69 kg yr. View the slides at: http://www-kam2.icrr.u-tokyo.ac.jp/indico/event/3/session/37/contribution/133

ANAIS en la Bienal de la RSEF

Los resultados de ANAIS estarán presentes en las diferentes sesiones y Symposia de la Bienal de la Real Sociedad Española de Física que se celebra en Zaragoza del 14 al 19 de julio de 2019.

https://eventos.unizar.es/20274/detail/bienalrsef2019.html

“ANAIS-112 sensitivity in the search for dark matter annual modulation”, contribución oral en el Symposium S10: Astrophysics and Astroparticles, martes 16 de julio, 15:30h

“Analysis of radioactive backgrounds for the ANAIS-112 dark matter experiment”, póster en el Symposium S10: Astrophysics and Astroparticles, martes 16 y miércoles 17 de julio, 16:30-17:30h

“Measurement of the Relative Efficiency Factor for nuclear recoils in NaI(Tl) crystals for Dark Matter detection”, póster en el Symposium S10: Astrophysics and Astroparticles, martes 16 y miércoles 17 de julio, 16:30-17:30h

“Analysis of the 222Rn content in the nitrogen gas purging the ANAIS experiment using a HPGe detector”, póster en el Symposium S20: Nuclear Physics, lunes 15, martes 16 y miércoles 17 de julio, 16:30-17:30h

“Results on dark matter annual modulation from ANAIS-112 experiment”, conferencia plenaria, viernes 19 de julio, 8:30h

En Ruta con la Ciencia visita el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc

En ruta con la ciencia, desde el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc hasta los confines del Universo. Capítulo 131

En el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc estudian dos de las incógnitas más importantes de la física. En ruta se adentra en el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, uno de los más importantes del mundo en el estudio de la formación del Universo. En el Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc, a 800 metros bajo tierra, físicas y físicos de todo el mundo estudian la formación del Universo.

Las investigadoras María Martínez y Susana Cebrián colaboran en el programa.

Puedes ver el capítulo completo en el siguiente enlace.

http://alacarta.aragontelevision.es/programas/en-ruta-con-la-ciencia/cap-131-02052019-2312?fbclid=IwAR2DFmDIqgEZOdoadXrcFDijpksxjTH_R0BJfnJsEkAY-fxQLNb4Q3IchCw

Special session on Sodium Iodide experiments in the 15th MultiDark Workshop held in Zaragoza from 3-5 April 2019

A special session at the 15th MultiDark Workshop held in Zaragoza was devoted to discussing the results of Sodium Iodide experiments throughout the world.

ANAIS-112, COSINE-100 and SABRE experiments presented their status, recent results and prospects, aiming at either confirming or refuting the DAMA/LIBRA annual modulation result.

 

Release of the First Results on Dark Matter Annual Modulation from ANAIS-112 experiment

ANAIS experiment is taking data at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory in Spain since August 2017 aiming at testing the puzzling observation by the DAMA/LIBRA experiment of an annual modulation compatible with that expected for dark matter halo particles for about two decades.

First results on dark matter annual modulation from ANAIS-112 experiment are just released and can be found in http://arxiv.org/abs/1903.03973. It has been submitted to be considered for publication in Physical Review Letters.

It presents the first model independent testing of the DAMA/LIBRA result: 1.5 years from ANAIS-112 experiment, using 112.5 kg of sodium iodide as target, have been analyzed searching for modulation. Results are compatible with the absence of modulation and incompatible with DAMA/LIBRA signal at 90% C.L. Results confirm our goal of reaching a 3 sigma sensitivity in 3.5 more years of data-taking.

Before unblinding the data, the whole analysis procedure was fixed (http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.01472, accepted for publication in Eur. Phys. J. C), the background thoroughly studied (http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.01377, review procedure is in progress for publication in Eur. Phys. J. C) and the expected sensitivity evaluated (http://arxiv.org/abs/1812.02000, accepted for publication in Eur. Phys. J. C).

Visita del Ministro de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades al Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc y ANAIS

El Ministro de Ciencia, Innovación y Universidades, Pedro Duque, la Consejera de Innovación, Investigación y Universidad​ del Gobierno de Aragón, Pilar Alegría, el Vicerrector de Política Científica de la Universidad de Zaragoza, Luis Miguel García y otras autoridades visitaron las instalaciones del Laboratorio Subterráneo de Canfranc y el experimento ANAIS el 25 de febrero de 2019.