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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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  • 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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  • SENSE Detector School 2019-03-28

    We are happy to announce the SENSE Detector School at the Ringberg Castle in Kreuth am Tegernsee in Bavaria, Germany, from 19 - 22 June 2019. The 2.5 days mini-school for PhD and master students aims to inform about the forefront developments on low light-level detectors. The speciality of the school is the small group of students with a continuous possibility to discuss with the teachers The participation of 25 students is sponsored by SENSE. You can apply for the school until 3 May 2019 with a...

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  • SENSE Experts Meeting in Vienna 2019-03-19

    The SENSE Experts and members of the ICASiPM working groups were invited to discuss latest developments in photosensors in relation to the SENSE Roadmap. During this very productive Meeting in Vienna we had engaging presentations and discussions on the Roadmap.

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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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