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"Exploring light dark matter with the LDMX experiment"


Bertrand Echenard , Caltech
[Host: Craig Dukes]
ABSTRACT:

Understanding the nature of dark matter is a central objective of modern science, and recent theoretical developments have highlighted the importance of extending current searches over a wider range of masses. The Light Dark Matter eXperiment (LDMX) has been propose to search for light dark matter and sub-GeV New Physics in fixed-target electron-nucleus collisions with unprecedented sensitivity. The experiment is based on a missing momentum technique, in which dark matter is emitted by electrons scattering in a thin target, resulting in large missing momentum and energy in the detector. This talk will discuss the motivation for light dark matter and describe the LDMX concept and its expected performance.

SLIDESHOW:
High Energy Physics Seminar
Wednesday, April 10, 2019
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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