Dark photon search

Apr 16, 2019 - 12:15 pm to 1:15 pm

Campus, PAB 232

Andrew Eberhardt

Dark matter is an integral and mysterious part of the universe which motivates a large set of diverse and interesting models. So here's another one: dark photons. I will discuss what is meant by the phrase dark photons and why we once thought they would be a promising dark matter candidate. I will go over the types of experiments we use to investigate this model and the existing bounds we have constructed. I will discuss what the current bounds mean for the original theory and what future prospects exist for this type of dark matter.