DarkSide Conferences

Send your proposed abstracts, nominations and/or expressions of interest to thDarkside Speakers' Bureau (ds-sp@lngs.infn.it).

If your preferred conference does not appear on the list feel free to suggest your abstract to us!



Forthcoming Conferences:


Abstract submission deadline June 30, pre-registration May 31


Abstract submission deadline June 20, registration Aug 15


Abstract submission deadline July 15, registration Aug 30


Conferences with no Darkside abstract yet (submission by DS collaborators encouraged): 


None so far.



Assigned Darkside talks:


  • European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (online), July 26-30, 2021,  http://eps-hep2021.eu

Speakers: Ds20k+Argo (dark matter parallel session) B.Bottino (Genova),

photo-electronics (detector R&D parallel session) Iza Kochanek (LNGS), ReD (detector R&D parallel session)  Yury Suvorov (Napoli)


DarkSide-20k and the Direct Dark Matter Search with Liquid Argon, virtual poster session, Iftikhar & Paul Zachary (Astrocent)


  • CERN detector seminar, May 28, 2021,

Title: “The DarkSide-20k dual-phase argon TPC for particle dark matter detection”

speaker: Alex Kish (Hawaii)


“Event vertex reconstruction with deep neural networks for the DarkSide-20k experiment” (parallel session talk), Victor Goicoechea Casanueva (Hawaii)


  • TIPP 2021, fifth conference on Technology and Instrumentation in Particle Physics, May 24-28, 2021, (virtual) https://tipp2021.triumf.ca 

“The recoil Directionality (ReD) experiment” (parallel session talk), Simone Sanfilippo (Roma3)

“Low Radioactivity Argon for the DarkSide-20k Experiment” (parallel session talk), Roberto Santorelli (CIEMAT)

“Development of DarkSide-20k Dual-Phase Time Projection Chamber” (parallel session talk), Emilija Pantic (UC Davis)

“High Voltage Feed Through” (Poster session),  Luca Pagani (UC Davis)


  • 2021 Virtual IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium and Medical Imaging Conference (IEEE NSS MIC), Oct 16-23 2021, https://nssmic.ieee.org/2021/ Abstract submitted on photo-electronics by Lucia Consiglio (GSSI)


  • Processes in Isotopes and Molecules (PIM 2021), 22 – 24 September 2021, Cluj-Napoca (Romania) http://pim.itim-cj.ro

Speaker: Federico Gabriele (LNGS)




Darkside talks at past conferences :

Speaker: The The DarkSide experiment for direct dark matter search with LAr - Alex Kish (Hawaii)


  • XL International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2020), Prague, Czech Republic (virtual only), July 28th, Aug 6th, 2020 http://www.ichep2020.org


Darkside-20k and the Direct Dark Matter Search with Liquid Argon (Dark Matter Detector parallel) - Luigi Pio Rignanese (Bologna)

Latest Result from DarkSide-50 experiment at LNG (Dark Matter Detector parallel) Paolo Agnes (Huston)

Low Radioactivity Argon for Dark Matter and Rare Event Searches (Detectors for Future Facilities) - Brianne Hackett (PNNL)


Speaker: The DarkSide-20k Experiment in 10 Minutes - Michael Poelhmann (UC Davis)


  • Conference on Neutrino and Nuclear Physics 2020 (CNNP2020), Cape Town (South Africa), February 24-28, 2020


Speaker:  ReD: a SiPM based LAr TPC for directionality studies - Luciano Pandola (LNS)


  • CPAD 2019, Madison, WI, USA,  8 December 2019

Speaker: J.Maricic (Hawaii)


  • TeV Particle Astrophysics 2019 (TeVPA), Sydney, Aus,  2 December 2019



  • Darkside-20k and the Direct Dark Matter Search with Liquid Argon (plenary) - Tom Thorpe (GSSI)
  • Development of photosensors and inner detector in Darkside-20k experiment (parallel) - Xiang Xiao (UCLA)
  • Light Dark Matter search at accelerators (LDMA) - 2019, Venice, Italy,  20-22 November, 2019


Speaker: S.Davini (Genova)


  • 15th Topical Seminar on Innovative Particle and Radiation Detectors, Siena, Italy, October, 14-17.


Abstract submitted by Lucia Consiglio (GSSI)


  • SiPM workshop: from fundamental research to industrial applications, Bari, Italy, October 2-4.


Abstract submitted by Iza Kochanek (GSSI)


  • XVI International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2019),  Toyama, Japan,  8-14 Sep 2019,  



  • Low Mass results and prospects (Dark Matter parallel session) - Sandro De Cecco (Roma1)
  • High Mass results and prospects (Dark Matter parallel session) - Yi Wang (UCLA)
  • Photoelectronics development (New Technology parallel session) - Claudio Savarese (Princeton)
  • Low Radioactivity Argon (New Technology parallel session) - Walter Bonivento (Cagliari)


  • Matera Oscura Conference - Cosmology and Dark Matter within Galaxies and Clusters, Matera, It  September 2-6, 2019.


Abstract Submitted Darkside-20k (Gemma Testera, Genova), ReD (Mauro Caravati, Cagliari)


  • LIght Detection In Noble Elements (LIDINE 2019),  University of Manchester, UK on August 28-30, 2019. Abstract by June 30th.


Abstract submitted by Francesca Carnesecchi (Bologna)


  • 19th Lomonosov Conference on Elementary Particle Physics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia, Aug 22-28, 2019.


Speaker: Yury Suvorov (Napoli)


  • 29th International Symposium on Lepton Photon Interactions at High Energies (LP 2019), Toronto, Canada, Aug 5-10, 2019


DS50 results/Prospects (Dark Matter parallel session) Valerio Ippolito (Roma1); Low Radiactivity Argon (Accelerators, Detectors and Computing for HEP parallel session) Rahaf Ajaj (Carleton)


  • APS Division of Particles & Fields (DPF 2019), Boston, MA, July 29-Aug 2, 2019


R&D parallel session: R&D for Ds20k

Speaker: Yi Wang (UCLA)


  • 15th International Workshop on Dark Side of the Universe 2019 (DSU 2019), Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jul 14-19, 2019.


Speaker: Maximo Ave (USP)


  • The European Physical Society Conference on High Energy Physics (EPS-HEP) 2019, Ghent, Belgium, July, 10-17 2019


Results/Prospects (Dark Matter parallel session, 20' talk )

Speaker: Alessio Caminata (Genova)


  • CYGNUS 2019, seventh workshop on directional dark matter detection, La Sapienza Università di Roma and INFN July 10-12, 2019.


Speaker: Luciano Pandola (LNS)


  • Lepton Interactions with Nucleons and Nuclei - XV (ELBA 2019), Elba Island, Italy, June 24-28, 2019.


Speaker:  Simone Sanfilippo (Roma3)


  • 27th edition of the International Workshop on Weak interactions and Neutrinos (WIN2019), Bari, Italy,  June 3-8, 2019.


Speaker:  Luca Pagani (UC Davis)


  • 15th Patras Workshop on Axions, WIMPs and WISPs, Freiburg (Germany), June 3-7, 2019.


Plenary talk speaker: Xiang Xiao (UCLA)


  • 27th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY 2019), Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi, May, 20-24 2019 (abstract submitted).


Plenary talk speaker: Andrew Renshaw (UOH)


  • Low Radioactivity Techniques (2019), Canfranc, Spain, May 19-23 2019


speakers: Henning Back, Luciano Romero


Parallel talk: DS50/Ds20k; speaker: Drew Alton


  • Lake Louise Winter Intstitute 2019,  Lake Louise, Canada,  Feb, 10-16, 2019


Speaker:  declined


  • 2018 TeV Particle Astrophysics conference (TevPA 2018), Berlin, Germany, Aug 27-30, 2018


Speaker:  declined


  • Neutrino Oscillation Workshop 2018 (NOW 2018), Ostuni, Brindisi, Italy, 9-16 September 2018 (volunteer by May 28 !)


Talk on Recent results and future prospects of Dark Side for low mass DM particles, speaker: declined


  • Double beta decay and underground science 2018 (DBD18), Waikoloa, Hawai, Oct 21-23 2018 ancillary workshop of the 5th Joint Meeting of the APS Division of Nuclear Physics and the Physical Society of Japan Oct 23-27, 2018


Talk on Darkside-50 results and Darkside-20k prospects (15' parallel), speaker: Jelena Maricic  


  • 2018 European Nuclear Physics Conference (EuNPC2018), Bologna, Italy, Sep 2-7, 2018


Parallel Session talk on Darskside recent results and prospects, speaker: Simone Sanfilippo


  • 6th International ANDES Workshop,São Paulo, Brazil,August 4-6


speaker:  Maximo Ave Pernas


  • 26th International Conference on Supersymmetry and Unification of Fundamental Interactions(SUSY 2018), Barcelona, Spain, July 23-27,


Talk on Darkside-50 results and Darkside-20k prospects (parallel session), speaker: Roberto Santorelli


  • Identification of Dark Matter 2018,12th International Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 23-27, July 2018


Plenary talk speaker: Graham Giovanetti

Parellel session talk: Luca Pagani "A combined variable for energy measurement in LAr"


  • XXXIX International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP2018), Seoul, South Korea, July 4-11,2018


Dark Matter parallel session, speakers: "Darkside results" Alfredo Cocco, "Ds20k and future of Dark Matter Liquid Argon Program" Pietro Giampa


  • CERN-EP seminar,  CERN Jul, 24th 2018

"Darkside latest results and the future liquid argon dark matter program", speaker: Giuliana Fiorillo


  • Dark Matter 2018: From the Smallest to the Largest Scales, ICFA, Santander, Spain, June 25-29, 2018 Santander (Spain)


Two talks accepted: 1) Darkside; 2) DART. Speakers: Vicente Pesudo (CIEMAT), Edgar Sanches


  • CIPANP 2018,Thirteenth Conference on the Intersections of Particle and Nuclear Physics, Palm Springs (CA), May 29-June 3 2018


(parallel session: Dark Matter) speaker: Luca Pagani


  • Frontier Detectors for Frontier Physics 14th Pisa Meeting on Advanced Detectors, La Biodola, Isola d'Elba, Italy, May 27-Jun 2, 2018.


Darkside-20k: Giuliana Fiorillo; SiPM based PD(poster): Andrea Mandarano; SiPM R&D(poster): G. Paternoster; VETO PMT  electronics (poster): P.Musico


  • 30th Rencontres de Blois - Particle Physics and Cosmology,  Château of Blois, France,  June 03-08, 2018


speaker (parallel session: Beyond the Standard Model): Claudio Giganti


  • Seventh Workshop on Theory, Phenomenology and Experiments in Flavour Physics and the future of BSM physics, Capri (Italy), June 08-10, 2018


speaker: Marco Rescigno


  • New Perspectives 2018, Fermilab, June 18-19, 2018


Invited Talk “DarkSide in 10 minutes” speaker: Alissa Monte


  • SENSE TechForum, Geneva, CH, June 21-22, 2018


Invited Talk on Darkside PDM production speaker: Eugenio Scapparone


  • Identification of Dark Matter 2018,12th International Conference, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, 23-27, July 2018


Plenary talk speaker: Graham Giovanetti


  • Windows on the Universe: 25th anniversary of the Rencontres du Vietnam ICISE, Quy Nhon (Vietnam), August 05 - 11, 2018


speaker: Andrea Pocar


  • New Probes for Physics Beyond the Standard Model, Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics (KITP) at UC Santa Barbara, April 9-12, 2018.


speaker: Graham Giovanetti


  • Rencontres de Moriond (Cosmology), La Thuile, Italy, 17-24 March  (Direct detection dark matter & darkside)


speaker: Stefano Davini


  • Rencontres de Moriond (EWK), La Thuile, Italy, 10-17 March  (Darkside Latest Results)


speaker: Davide Franco


  • Les Rencontres de Physique de la Vallée d'Aoste, La Thuile, Italy, 25 February - 3 March  ( Darkside Latest Results)


speaker: Matteo Cadeddu


  • Dark Matter 2018, 21-23 Feb 2018, UCLA, Los Angeles (CA), USA


  • Darkside Latest Results
  • speaker: Peter Meyers
  • Darkside-20k and the future Liquid Argon Dark Matter program
  • speaker: Giuliana Fiorillo
  • Low radioactivity Argon for rare event searches
  • speaker: Andrew Renshaw
  • SiPM at cryogenic temperature for dark matter searches
  • speaker: Alessandro Razeto


  • Lake Louise Winter Institute, 18-24 February 2018, Chateau Lake Louise, Canada (Darkside Latest Result)


speaker: Masayuki Wada


  • Particle and Nuclei International Conference  (PANIC 2017), 1-5 Sep 2017, Beijing, China 


speaker: Xin Xiang (Darkside), Hao Qian  (Veto)


  • Dark Matter, neutrinos and their Connections - DAnuCo  28 Aug 2017, 1 Sep 2017,   Odense,Denmark 


speaker: Nicola Canci


  • 6th International Conference on New Frontiers in  Physics (ICNFP 2017), 17-26 Aug 2017, Crete, Greece


poster presentation: Mauro Caravati


  • Exploring the Dark Universe 2017 (EDU-2017),  23-29 Jul 2017,  Quy Nhon, Vietnam


speaker: Claudio Savarese


  • XV International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics (TAUP 2017),   24-28 Jul 2017,   Snolab, Canada 


speakers: Peter Meyers (Darkside), Henning Back (Argon), Graham Giovanetti (SiPM)


  • APS-DPF meeting, 31 Jul-4 Aug 2017, Fermilab, USA


speaker: Henning Back (withdrawn)


  • EPS-HEP,     5-12 Jul 2017, Venice, Italy          


speakers: Jeff Martoff (Darkside), Walter Bonivento (SiPM and Argon)


  • X-PMT Workshop,  27-28 May 2017, Nanjing, China  (Talk on the development of photo-sensors for Darkside)


speaker: Bianca Bottino