Andre Frankenthal '13, Cornell University
Dark matter is one of the greatest puzzles facing physics today. Our attempts to find a dark matter particle have so far come up empty-handed, and the theoretical models that have guided these efforts for the last 30 years are increasingly suspect. We still have few clues as to its nature. In this talk, I will explore two new and complementary experimental methods to look for evidence of a dark sector which are currently underway. Both methods search for the hypothetical dark photon, a mediator of a fifth force similar to ordinary electromagnetism that could provide the long-sought bridge between ordinary and dark sector physics. I will discuss prospects for the two experiments, experimental challenges, and perspectives for future dark matter-related new physics efforts.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 4:10pm to 5:30pm
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