July 28, 2020 to August 6, 2020
virtual conference
Europe/Prague timezone

Dark Matter interaction with He-4: an EFT approach

Jul 31, 2020, 8:00 AM
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 09. Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection


Andrea Caputo (Valencia) Andrea Caputo (Univ. of Valencia and CSIC (ES)) Andrea Caputo (University of Valencia)


I will discuss the possibility of looking for sub-MeV dark matter using superfluid helium-4, employing in particular the recently developed relativistic effective theory for the superfluid phonon to describe the response of the detector to the passing dark matter. Being formulated in a quantum field theory language, this approach is particularly suitable for a particle physics problem. I will apply the formalism to a model of dark matter with both a scalar and vector mediator, and discuss the prospects for these models. I will conclude with future prospects and directions.

Primary author

Andrea Caputo (Valencia)

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