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Rouven Essig Receives 2021 New Horizons Prize in Physics  
Rouven Essig of the YITP was named a winner of the 2021 New Horizons Prizes in Physics, "For advances in the detection of sub-GeV dark matter especially in regards to the SENSEI experiment." Three New Horizons prizes are awarded annually for work by junior scientists, by the Breakthrough Prize organization. Rouven's co-winners for this prize are our former postdoc, Tien-Tien Yu, now on the faculty at Oregon, together with Tomer Volansky of Tel Aviv, and Javier Tiffenberg of Fermilab.

The novel dark matter detection concepts and theoretical calculations by Rouven Essig, Tomer Volansky, and Tien-Tien Yu have had a significant impact in our quest to detect dark matter with masses below the proton. The major advance of the Skipper-CCD technology demonstrated by Javier Tiffenberg has subsequently turned this theoretical work into an experimental reality. This combined effort has led directly to the SENSEI experiment, as well as several other ongoing and proposed experimental efforts.

The SENSEI experiment is already taking data in a preliminary stage at Fermilab,and will move eventually to SNOLAB in Canada. SeeFor more infromation see here.

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