With Prof. Lee Bernstein, Karl van Bibber leads the PANDA research group (Plasmas, Accelerators, Neutrons, Dark matter & Axions) in the Nuclear Engineering Department. Primary current research efforts are the HAYSTAC experiment (Haloscope At Yale Sensitive to Axion CDM), and the development and scientific exploitation of the High Flux Neutron Generator, a DD-plasma based source, and High Energy Density Nuclear Physics at the LLNL National Ignition Facility.
Research Expertise and Interest
experimental nuclear physics, Particle Astrophysics, Accelerator Technology and Neutron Sources
April 9, 2018
Thanks to low-noise superconducting quantum amplifiers invented at UC Berkeley, physicists are now embarking on the most sensitive search yet for axions, one of today’s top candidates for dark matter.