QTI Colloquia

Quantum Sensors for Direct Detection of Sub-GeV Dark Matter

by Noah Kurinsky (SLAC/Stanford)

Europe/Zurich
Zoom only (CERN)

Zoom only

CERN

Description

Over the last 20 years, searches for dark matter above the proton mass have advanced significantly across direct and indirect searches, but sub-GeV dark matter has until recently been comparatively unprobed. In this talk, I will discuss the state of the Sub-GeV direct detection field, and prospects for applying quantum measurement techniques to lowering mass thresholds for new searches with event thresholds at the eV-scale. I will then discuss the outlook for the field in the next 5-10 years, in the context of synergy with ongoing research in materials science and quantum information science. The goal over the next decade is to run background-free dark matter searches at gram-year exposures with meV-scale thresholds, an exciting challenge that requires a broad range of expertise, and comes with enormous scientific discovery potential.

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Organized by

Maurizio Pierini

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QTI seminars and colloquia
Zoom Meeting ID
69585943934
Host
Maurizio Pierini
Alternative hosts
Thomas Nik Bazl Fard, Clement Montcharmont, EP Seminars and Colloquia, Caroline Cazenoves, Ghislain Magdeleine
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