NEWS-G @ WNPPC, Lake Louise Winter Institute & UCLA

NEWS-G @ WNPPC, Feb 15th – 18th, 2018


The Winter Nuclear and Particle Physics Conference is an annual Canadian meeting aimed at junior researchers, with the specific goal of facilitating interaction between the Nuclear and Particle Physics communities.

This year the conference took place in Mont Tremblant, QC, Canada, and was organized by Carleton University and SNOLAB. The conference included students and invited talks on dark matter, neutrino physics, and accelerator physics, as well as some spare time for skiing!

M.Sc. student Daniel Durnford (Queen’s University) represented NEWS-G at this conference, winning 2nd place for his talk about the recently published physics results from NEWS-G at LSM!



The Lake Louise Winter Institute meeting organized by the University of Alberta explores recent trends in particle physics in an informal setting. Held every year since 1986, it gathers physicists from various fields including particle accelerator physics, neutrino and dark matter physics. The institute is held at the Chateau Lake Louise, AB, Canada, in the Canadian Rocky Mountain range

This year, Quentin Arnaud (Queen’s University) reported on the recently published results of the NEWS-G experiment at the LSM on behalf of the collaboration.

NEWS-G @ UCLA DARK MATTER SYMPOSIUM, Feb 21st – 23rd, 2018


The UCLA Dark Matter symposium occurs every other year in Los Angeles, CA, USA. It brings together the best in theory and experiment on Dark Matter from all around the world.

This year, new theoretical models in both cosmology and particle physics were shown in the three-day conference, and many experiments were presented, be they running, under development, or planned for the future.

Philippe Gros (Queen’s University) gave a talk on behalf of the NEWS-G collaboration, presenting the detector concept, the recent results of SEDINE and the future plans at SNOLAB.

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