Andre Scaffidi

Mr Andre Scaffidi

Postgraduate Student

School of Physical Sciences

Faculty of Sciences

I am a PhD student at the University of Adelaide. My primary research focus is dark matter phenomenology, specialising on constraints that the modern state of the art experiments give us on the dark matter properties. 

Previous studies I have worked on include developing an analysis package that provides the necessary likelihood calculators needed fore the analyst to constrain any general WIMP model using the results of the Large Underground Xenon experiment (LUX). I have also worked on including the O(1%) of radiative muon decays that would arise from DM-DM annihilation and showed that indirect detection constraints from the Fermi-Dwarf galaxies as well as the galactic center are significantly dependent on these corrections for DM models which annihilate to final state muons.

My current work is aimed at  how direct detection signals are modified in the presence of several stable weakly-interacting-massive particles. Assuming a positive signal in a future direct detection experiment, stemming from two dark matter components, we study the region in parameter space where it is possible to distinguish a one from a two-component dark matter scenario. 


  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2016 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Doctor of Philosophy (Theoretical physics) Dark matter phenomenology
    2013 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia Masters of Philosophy (Theoretical physics)
    2011 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Science (Adv.) Majoring in Theoretical and Experimental Physics

ARC Center of Excellence for Particle Physics at the Terrascale (CoEPP). 

Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)

I have been actively involved in teaching the second year PHYSICS IIB solid state physics component for the past two years as a tutor. I have also supervised first year laboratories. 

  • Position: Postgraduate Student
  • Phone: 83133993
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  • Fax: 8313 4380
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Physics, floor 1
  • Room: 1 19
  • Org Unit: Physics

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