The Symposium on Frontiers of Underground Physics, jointly organized by Tsinghua University and Yalong River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd., was held in Chengdu from October 29th to November 2nd. The Symposium was chaired by Professor Qian Yue and Professor Zhi Zeng from Tsinghua University. Professor Yuanjing Li from Tsinghua University and Sun Wenliang, Deputy General Manager of Yalong River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd. delivered opening remarks on behalf of the Organizing Committee. The symposium attracted the participation of more than 60 academicians, experts and researchers from diverse institutions, including the Science and Technology Department of Sichuan Province, Tsinghua University, Yalong River Hydropower Development Co., Ltd., Beijing Normal University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Sichuan University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China Institute of Atomic Energy, University of Toronto, University of Sydney, Nagoya University, the University of Tokyo, Seoul National University, Laboratory Nazionali del Gran Sasso (LNGS), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of California San Diego，and more.
The theme of the Symposium is "International Frontier of Underground Physics", aiming to discuss the current status and future plans of theoretical and experimental research on underground particle physics in China, and to strengthen discussions on scientific directions, research progress, experimental technology, theoretical studies and other aspects of underground physics related experiments internationally.
The Symposium featured over 30 captivating academic presentations. Over the span of three days, the Symposium delved deeply into the frontiers in underground physics research. The participants shared their latest research results in the fields of particle physics, nuclear astrophysics and cosmology. Animated discussions revolved around relevant hot topics such as dark matter detection, neutrinoless double-beta decay and the origin of heavy elements in the Universe, and other related issues.
Group photo of the participants
The Symposium served as an invaluable platform for the exchange of knowledge on the latest results in dark matter detection, neutrino experiments, and nuclear astrophysics. It contributed to the worldwide comprehension of the latest research methodologies, and results in underground physics, while also fostering international collaboration and cooperation in these fields. Following the Symposium, a visit to China Jinping Underground Laboratory was organized.