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Physics Colloquium: Going Deep to Search for Dark Matter

Thursday, April 13, 2017

3:30 PM-4:30 PM

Kyungeun E. Lim, PhD, Yale University


Cosmological observations indicate that the Universe is made of 68% dark energy, 27% dark matter, and 5% visible matter. Experimental investigations of dark matter are powerful tools to understand the nature of dark matter, which requires physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics. There are many dark matter candidates but searches for Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) dark matter are most actively pursued worldwide. In this talk, I will describe the general features of WIMP dark matter direct detection searches carried out underground laboratories. In addition, I will describe the details of current dark matter searches being pursued by the CUORE and COSINE experiments. Finally, I will also discuss the prospects of WIMP dark matter searches.


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Professor Michelle Dolinkski

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Disque Hall, Room 919, 32 South 32nd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104


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