Homepage of Philippe Di Stefano

Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics, Queen's


My main activities revolve around searches for the elusive WIMPs that may make up the bulk of the matter in the Universe (SuperCDMS and NEWS-G experiments, soon to be located at SNOLAB, one of the deepest and cleanest labs in the world), R&D on cryogenic detectors and their applications, and the study of 40K, a radioactive contaminant in many rare-event searches.

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11 May 2015: Congratulations to P. Nadeau for successfully defending his PhD.
3 Mar 2015: P. Nadeau's paper on alkali halides now published in Astroparticle Physics.
08 Oct 2014: P. Nadeau's preprint on new detectors to investigate DAMA now on arXiv
04 Oct 2014: CDMS II likelihood analysis on arXiv
10 Sep 2014: CDMS constraints on LIPs on arXiv
19 Aug 2014:
PHYS 590 topics posted
28 Feb 2014:
new CDMS low-threshold results on arXiv
27 Jan 2014: CDMSLite results published in PRL
10 Oct 2013:
"Sound and Light from Fractures in Scintillators" published in PRL and highlighted
03 Oct 2013:
preprint on recent results from the CDMSLite experiment accepted in PRL
15 Sept 2013:
preprint "Sound and Light from Fractures in Scintillators" accepted in PRL
16 May 2013: preprint "Sound and Light from Fractures in Scintillators"
12 April 2013: preprint "Silicon Detector Results from the First Five-Tower Run of CDMS II"
17 Oct 2012: photon counting manuscript accepted in NIM
30 Aug 2012:
former PhD student/postdoc M-A Verdier gets faculty position in Paris
10 Jul 2012:
photon counting preprint
15 Jan 2012:
low-temperature setup paper accepted in IEEE
29 Nov 2011:
3 K study of BGO accepted in PRB
04 Oct 2011: Stages et études pour élèves-ingénieurs (candidatures stages printemps-été 2012 acceptées jusqu'à la mi-novembre)
09 Aug 2011: PHYSICS 455 and 590 topics
06 July 2011: CDMS-EDELWEISS paper published (PRD 84 011102(R))
18 May 2011: joint CDMS-EDELWEISS preprint
27 Jan 2011: SNOLAB summer students
20 Dec 2010: Astroparticle/SNOLAB graduate opportunities
12 Oct 2010: Stages et études pour élèves-ingénieurs
04 Sept 2010: National Post article on SNOLAB
04 Aug 2010: ORF/MRI funding announcement