Juan Collar
University of Chicago
Low-background Detector Development at EFI: WIMPs, Axions, Neutrinos and other Sneaky Beasts

I will review the status of several experimental efforts at University of Chicago aiming at the detection of astrophysical exotica: a bubble chamber using CF3I and CF3Br dedicated to WIMP searches, the CAST experiment at CERN (looking for solar axions) and R&D towards a detector sensitive to very low-energy nuclear recoils from coherent neutrino scattering. If there is some time left, I would also like to examine the possibility of performing a search for magnetic monopoles in ANL.