Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Structure Formation in the Universe

July - December 1999

Organisers: VA Rubakov (Institute for Nuclear Research, Moscow), PJ Steinhardt (Princeton), NG Turok (Cambridge)

Futuristic Detectors for Cosmology

Thursday 11 November 1999

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

Seminar Room 1, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge


10.00 Registration
10.30 Coffee
11.00 Introduction
11.10 Photons:

M Griffin (QMW)

Futuristic Detectors for mm/sub mm photons

W Gear (Cardiff/UCL)

Polarisation Detectors

S Withington (Cavendish)

Heterodyne Detectors for the Submillimetre-Wave and THz

Frequency Range

12.40 Sandwich Lunch to be served in the Institute




Ultra Sensitive Quantum Devices

B Sauer (Sussex)

Neutron and Electron Spin Precession Experiments

Gravity Waves

K Strain (Glasgow)

Future of g-wave detection

15.00 Dark Matter

N Spooner (Sheffield)

Future of DM detectors

15.30 Tea
16.00 Neutrinos

D Wark (Sussex)

Detecting Astrophysical Neutrinos

P Smith (RAL)

Future Prospects for relic neutrino detection

These lectures are linked to the Isaac Newton Institute Programme on

Structure Formation in the Universe

Anyone interested is welcome to attend. A Sandwich Lunch will be available at 2 per person; please let Maureen Clark at the Institute know by 8 November 1999 if you intend to come, to help us to plan for lunch: Telephone: (01223) 331539; Fax: (01223) 330508. There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend: please apply by 8 November 1999 to Maureen Clark at the Institute. However, we cannot guarantee to reimburse travel unless we are notified in advance. Scientific enquiries may be addressed to Professor Neil Turok, Isaac Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge CB3 0EH.

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