Institut de recherche en mathematique et physique (IRMP)

Center for Cosmology, Particle Physics and Phenomenology (CP3)

Secteur des sciences et technologies
Invited seminars

Dark Sector data from MeV to eV: NA62 to FUNK

by Babette Dobrich (CERN)

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 from to (Europe/Brussels)
at Cyclotron ( 1-3rd floor-E.349 - Seminar room (E.349) )
Description
Fixed target experiments are a particularly useful tool in the search of very weakly coupled particles in the MeV-GeV range, which are of interest, e.g. as potential Dark Matter mediators. The NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS is currently taking data to measure the rare decay K->pi \nu \bar{\nu}. Owing to the high beam-energy and a hermetic detector coverage, NA62 also has the opportunity to directly search for a plethora of long-lived beyond-the Standard Model particles, such as Axion-like Particles and Dark Photons. If, on the contrary, these particles are very light, they are a good Dark Matter candidate and various "funky" direct detection options exist.