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Poster prize at the TAUP2019 for Valentyna Mokina

On September 12th, Valentyna Mokina, PostDoc in Institute of High Energy Physics (HEPHY) by the Austrian Academy of Sciences receive award “Honorable mention” for the poster “Modelling of electromagnetic backgrounds of the CRESST experiment” on the 16th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics.

The CRESST (Cryogenic Rare Event Search with Superconducting Thermometers) is dark matter experiment aims to detect dark matter particles via elastic scattering off nuclei in the target material. In the poster was presented the last results of big screening campaign of materials used in the CRESST experimental setup and development of the electromagnetic background model for the CRESST experiment. In addition, was presented the current status of simulation: full setup simulation, simulation of surface contamination in the target material and simulation of cosmogenic and neutron background.

More information: www.hephy.at/en/research/experimental-search-for-dark-matter/cresst/