UCL HEP Seminars
Seminars are generally held at 4pm on Fridays in room A1 on the top floor of the physics department
A calendar of all seminars in the Physics Department
is available on the Physics Events Calendar page.
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Please send suggestions for topics and/or speakers to Andreas Korn and Lucian Harland-Lang.
28/04/2017 : Tommi Tenkanen (QMUL)
Observational properties of feebly interacting dark matter
Can dark matter properties be constrained if dark matter particles interact only feebly with the Standard Model fields? The answer is yes. By studying both cosmological and astrophysical constraints, we show that stringent constraints on dark matter properties can be derived even in case the dark matter sector is practically uncoupled from the Standard Model sector. By taking the Higgs portal model as a representative example, we study in detail scenarios where the hidden sector does not thermalize with the Standard Model sector and, among other things, derive a lower bound on dark matter self-interaction strength.
05/05/2017 : Christopher McCabe (GRAPPA)
Low energy signals in xenon detectors: from supernova neutrinos to light dark matter
One of the major achievements of the LUX collaboration was to accurately calibrate xenon dark matter direct detection experiments to sub-keV energies. This means that reliable predictions of low-energy signals can now be performed. In this talk, I’ll explore new low-energy signals from neutrinos and low-mass dark matter that could be measured with the forthcoming generation of multi-tonne xenon detectors. Based primarily on arXiv:1606.09243 and arXiv:1702.04730.
19/05/2017 : Gabriel Facini (UCL)
ATLAS Exotics results TBA