Dr. Javier Tiffenberg receives 2021 New Horizons in Physics Prize
Dr. Javier Tiffenberg, Sackler Lecturer 2020/2021, is a recipient of the 2021 New Horizons Prize in Physics
Fermilab scientist Dr. Javier Tiffenberg is the 2021 New Horizons Prize Laureate in Physics. Dr. Tiffenberg, along with three other scientists, is recognized for advances in the detection of sub-GeV dark matter, especially in regard to the SENSEI experiment. In the search for dark matter, he and his SENSEI collaborators use innovative sensors called skipper CCDs to look for dark matter particles. Dr. Tiffenberg helped drive the development of these skipper CCDs, which are sensitive enough to be able to pick up signals of dark matter particles of low mass. He shares the prize with Prof. Rouven Essig of Stony Brook University, Prof. Tomer Volansky of Tel Aviv University, and Dr. Tien-Tien Yu of the University of Oregon.