Low Light-
Level Sensor

A Horizon 2020 Coordination and Support Action aiming to coordinate research and development efforts in academia and industry in low light-level sensoring.

SENSE logo

SENSE TechForum

SENSE logo web w180 jpg no transparentconsortium logo www h150 UNIGESENSE is organizing a Technology Forum on photosensing and associated electronics, in Geneva at the Ècole de Physique on June 21-22, 2018.

TechForum is a meeting for researchers and representatives of companies active in photosensing and associated electronics. Recent developments on SiPMs, photomultipliers and other photon-sensing devices and their associated electronics will be discussed. During the TechForum, scientists will show in-depth presentations with technical details of detector designs and required key components for many current and future applications. Further information is given on project timelines, required R&D, technology decisions, funding, procurement and construction plans. New ideas and R&D on them will be discussed.



Technology experts from industry are invited to present their latest products fitting the needs of the projects. Challenges in optimizing current technology and manufacturing of key components in quantities and qualities required by astroparticle and high-energy physics, medical and other application projects shall be addressed.

The Technology Forum will last almost 2 days during which we will work on specific topics:

  • Applications for low light level detectors;
  • Presentation from industry;
  • Funding Opportunities for new developments;

The meeting will include a discussion panel with industrial developers and testers to provide feedback on existing sensors and understand potential improvements. 

The forum will take place on 21/22nd of June 2018 in Geneva. The agenda of the meeting is in the Indico page https://indico.cern.ch/event/688729/. The detailed agenda and keynote speakers will be provide in the first months of 2018. Please register early!



Newsletter subscription

logo newsletter


You want to stay informed about news and upcoming events? You want to get regularly the new portraits of companies and experiments?

Then sign in for the SENSE newsletter!


  • IceCube Masterclass (News) 2018-03-09

    SENSE was present at the fifth edition of the IceCube Masterclass program in Geneva with a hands-on experiment measuring cosmic muons using a scintillator bar and SiPM detector. About 35 students and some professors took part and spent a full day in excellent activities lead by Prof....

    Read More ...

  • Calendar online (News) 2018-02-20

    We are happy to present a new feature on our website: At the bottom and in the News menu you can find the SENSE calender. In this calendar we record conferences, schools, workshops and other events related to photosensors, astroparticle physics, detector development and neighbouring fields.In the category SENSE you can find all events organized by the SENSE project. If you are organizing some event not listed there or if you are just aware of one that might be interesting for the community please...

    Read More ...

  • SENSE-booth at the Spring Meeting of DPG (News) 2018-02-09

    The Spring Meeting of the German Physical Society (DPG Frühjahrstagung) of the Matter and Cosmos Section takes place in Würzburg, Germany from 19th to 23rd of March 2018. It is accompanied by an exhibition of physical equipment and literature from 20th to 22nd and SENSE will also contribute with a booth. You are all welcome to pass by and find out about SENSE. We look forward to seeing you...

    Read More ...

  • European Astroparticle Physics Strategy 2017-2026 (News) 2018-01-11

    SENSE is mentioned in the recommendation of the new European astroparticle physicists roadmap as best practice example Astroparticle physicists from across Europe have gathered on January 9th in Brussels, alongside their international colleagues and important guests from the European Commission, for the official announcement of the new strategy by the Astroparticle Physics European Consortium (APPEC) which will guide the community’s recommended research priorities over the next ten...

    Read More ...

Low light-level sensors

Detection of light is one of the major, basic principles of measurements and diagnostics in science and many applications. Many applications require single photon detection in various energy domains. The LLL detection in the coming years has the promise of a technology revolution.

More LLL sensors


Abalone concept

Superconducting transition
edge sensors (TES)

Neganov-Luke light devices

Organic sensors


The project consortium carries out all activities defined in the SENSE work programme, coordinates the R&D activities of the academic research groups and industry partners and is responsible for the implementation of the low-light level R&D roadmap.

DESY logo

Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron

UNIGE logo

Université de Genève

MPG logo


KIT logo

Karlsruher Institut für Technologie


Find out how you can participate
on our Technology Exchange Platform