Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:10pm to 1:00pm
DeMeritt 240
Dr. Philip Ilten

Searching for Dark Photons

Abstract: The nature of dark matter cannot be explained by the standard model of particle physics and remains a prominent open question in physics.

With no dark matter signals found at the LHC, interest has been renewed in treating dark matter as a hidden sector with a weak connection to the standard model. Here I will explore searching for the dark photon, a possible portal between dark matter and the standard model.