Search for exotic particles at NA62

24 Jul 2018, 15:50
20m
Plaza 8

Plaza 8

Speaker

Elisa Minucci (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))

Description

The high-intensity setup, trigger system flexibility, and detector
performance -- high-frequency tracking of beam particles, redundant
PID, ultra-high-efficiency photon vetoes ― make NA62 particularly
suitable for searching new-physics effect from different
scenarios. Results from a search for invisible dark photons produced
from pi0 decays are given. Fixed target experiments are a
particularly useful tool in the search of very weakly coupled
particles in the MeV-GeV range, which are of interest, e.g. as
potential Dark Matter mediators. The NA62 experiment at the CERN SPS
is currently taking data to measure rare kaon decays. Owing to the high beam-energy and a hermetic detector
coverage, NA62 also has the opportunity to directly search for a
plaethora of long-lived beyond-the Standard Model particles, such as
Axion-like Particles and Dark Photons. In this talk, we will review
the status of this searches and give prospects for future data taking
at NA62.

Parallel Session BSM aspects of Flavour and Neutrino Physics

Primary authors

Cristina Lazzeroni (University of Birmingham (GB)) Elisa Minucci (Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL) (BE))

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