"Exploring the low mass frontier in dark matter direct detection" by Tongyan Lin (UC Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab)

Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:45am to 11:45am
Special TEP Seminar

Guest Speaker: Tongyan Lin (University of California, Berkeley)

Talk Title:  “Exploring the low mass frontier in dark matter direct detection”


A major challenge in decoding the particle physics of dark matter is its unknown mass scale. I will present new ideas and prospects to search for low mass dark matter, going below the typical thresholds of current direct detection experiments. In the sub-GeV mass range, there are a variety of interesting and well-motivated models, and detecting them will require new kinds of low-threshold targets. I will discuss several proposals for dark matter direct detection, showing that they can be sensitive probes of low mass dark matter in the coming years.

Event Attachments: 
4-330 PAB