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

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  • SENSE: Roadmap of LLLsensors - what comes next? 2019-05-24

    We are happy to announce our final meeting on July 9th at the ALBA synchrotron in Barcelona, Spain. This workshop is planned as an open meeting to present the final SENSE Roadmap and the recommended strategy towards developing the ultimate low light-level photosensors. Some other elements of SENSE will be also introduced and discussed how they can sustain after SENSE. A working dinner with discussion will be held the previous night, July 8th (with registration). A visit to the ALBA synchrotron is...

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  • SENSE at the 16th Baksan School “Particles and Cosmology” 2019-05-13

    The Baksan School “Particles and Cosmology” is a well-respected international scientific school with a long tradition. On April 10-18, 2019 for the 16th time 58 postgraduates, diploma students, and young scientists met in Terskol (North Caucasus) near the Baksan Neutrino Observatory (BNO). BNO is the world's first deep underground laboratory, which was celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017 and can undoubtedly be called the birthplace of astroparticle physics. The Baksan School was jointly...

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  • Characterisation of a large area silicon photomultiplier 2019-04-10

    Our colleagues from the University of Geneva published a paper on arXiv about the Characterisation of a large area silicon photomultiplier, the hexagonal SiPM S10943-2832(X) device.

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  • A Mini-Telescope for Cosmic Rays 2019-04-10

    The mini-telescope was developed for outreach purposes and to investigate the behavior of a readout ASIC coupled to large SiPM sensors. The outreach scope is to increase the interest in gamma-ray astronomy, cosmic rays, as well as detector physics. This project is the result of a collaboration between the Multi-Messenger High-Energy Astrophysics group of the Particle Physics Department (DPNC) and the Department of Astronomy at the...

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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.

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Deutsches Elektronen Synchrotron

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Université de Genève

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Karlsruher Institut für Technologie


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