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

Dark Matter interaction with He-4: an EFT approach

31 Jul 2020, 08:00
25m
virtual conference

virtual conference

Talk 09. Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection

Speakers

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

Description

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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