Science requires investment. And, fortunately, European Union and Polish government supports research and innovation with numerous programs and grants.
Recently, Dr. Masayuki Wada‘s proposal was selected in the SONATA-BIS call. SONATA BIS is a competition funded by the National Science Center (NCN) and intended for research projects aimed at establishing a new research team to conduct basic research.
The total awarded amount is 2,852,105 PLN (~650k USD) over three years from June 2022.
Dr. Masayuki’s project will investigate the possibility to improve the sensitivity of a future dual-phase liquid argon time projection chamber (TPC) to low-mass dark matter search. The TPC will be used to look into the origin of single-electron backgrounds and to develop the cryogenic system and silicon-photomultiplier detector modules with low levels of radioactivity. These activities pave the way to design and construct a tonne-scale dark matter detector with liquid argon to pursue the discovery of dark matter.