4-8 August 2015
America/Detroit timezone

Beyond the WIMP: New Detectors for New Dark Matter Ideas

6 Aug 2015, 10:45
35m
Lydia Mendelssohn Theater (Michigan League)

Lydia Mendelssohn Theater

Michigan League

Plenary sessions Session II-C

Speaker

Kathryn Zurek (University of Michigan)

Description

I review the current status of the search for dark matter, focused on the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) paradigm. I then discuss how this paradigm is becoming increasingly squeezed by experiment. I argue that well-motivated models are currently missed by the existing suite of experiments, and discuss current efforts to broaden the search for the nature of the dark matter.
Oral or Poster Presentation Oral

Primary author

Kathryn Zurek (University of Michigan)

Presentation Materials