Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences - Theoretical Particle Physics - Lattice Field Theory

Dr. Claudia Frugiuele (CERN)

A new quest for physics beyond the Standard Model
  • What QFT Colloquium
  • When Jun 03, 2019 from 03:15 to 04:15
  • Where Christian-Gerthsen-Hörsaal, Lise-Meitner-Haus, Newtonstraße 15, 12489 Berlin
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A new quest for physics beyond the Standard Model


The hunt for physics beyond the Standard Model is at the dawn of a new era: the quest for dark sectors. These consist of light sub-GeV particles very weakly coupled to  the visible sector, and they are ubiquitous in many scenarios addressing important open questions such as the microscopic identity of dark matter or the origin of neutrino masses and mixing. Dark sectors motivate novel search strategies that are drastically different than, but complementary to, those at traditional high-energy colliders. Furthermore, several ongoing experiments, if properly tailored, could play a crucial role in the hunt for dark sectors. I will discuss how the distinctive  signatures of such physics can already be searched for with existing/planned experiments, including neutrino-proton fixed-target experiments and precision atomic measurements.


Coffee and cookies will be offered half an hour before the start of the colloquium.