Searching for Dark Matter from the Lowest to the Highest Energies

Speaker: Bjoern Penning, Brandeis University

When: October 4, 2018 (Thu), 03:30PM to 04:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: PRB 595
Hosted by: Zeynep Demiragli

This event is part of the HEE Seminar Series.

Dark Matter (DM) is a long standing puzzle in fundamental physics and goal of a diverse research program. At particle colliders we seek to produce dark matter at the very highest energies, in direct detection we search in experiments deep underground for the faintest energies signatures detectable and telescopes search for its signature in the cosmos. All these detection methods probe different parts of the natural parameters space with complementary strengths. I will present current DM searches, their connection and how an interdisciplinary program achieves best sensitivity. Finally recent theoretical and experimental developments and the near term discovery prospects will be highlighted.