Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Physics

Visiting Professor



+44 (0)20 7594 7527n.j.t.smith CV




1106Blackett LaboratorySouth Kensington Campus





Dr. Nigel Smith is an astro-particle physicist and the Director of the SNOLAB International Deep Underground Science Facility near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.  Since 1992, Dr. Smith has been actively involved in the development and operation of deep underground detectors for dark matter research and the associated infrastructures required. 



Adhikari P, Ajaj R, Auty DJ, et al., 2020, Constraints on dark matter-nucleon effective couplings in the presence of kinematically distinct halo substructures using the DEAP-3600 detector, Physical Review D, Vol:102, ISSN:2470-0010

Adhikari P, Ajaj R, Araujoand GR, et al., 2020, The liquid-argon scintillation pulseshape in DEAP-3600, European Physical Journal C, Vol:80, ISSN:1434-6044

Ajaj R, Araujo GR, Batygov M, et al., 2019, Electromagnetic backgrounds and potassium 42 activity in the DEAP 3600 dark matter detector, Physical Review D, Vol:100, ISSN:2470-0010

Ajaj R, Amaudruz P-A, Araujo GR, et al., 2019, Search for dark matter with a 231-day exposure of liquid argon using DEAP-3600 at SNOLAB, Physical Review D, Vol:100, ISSN:2470-0010

Amaudruz P-A, Batygov M, Beltran B, et al., 2019, In-situ characterization of the Hamamatsu R5912-HQE photomultiplier tubes used in the DEAP-3600 experiment, Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section A-accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment, Vol:922, ISSN:0168-9002, Pages:373-384

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