Particle Physics Seminar, Yoni Kahn, MIT, "Halo-independent methods for emerging dark matter signals"

Nov 21, 2014, 4:00 pm5:00 pm
Jadwin 111


Event Description
The increasingly constraining null results of the LUX, XENON, and CDMS direct-detection experiments suggest that any future dark matter signal will begin with a trickle of events, rather than a flood. I will describe methods for analyzing direct-detection experiments which are independent of the velocity distribution of the dark matter halo, and which are particularly well-suited to sparsely distributed events at experiments with excellent energy resolution.