Manchester Particle Physics Seminars, Colloquia and Meetings

Phil Ilten: Dark Photons and Beyond

Friday, 29 June 2018 from to (Europe/London)
at Schuster ( 54-6-6.40 - Niels Bohr Common Room )
Description
The nature of dark matter cannot be explained by the standard model of
particle physics and remains an open question in physics. With no dark
matter signals found at the LHC (yet), interest has been renewed in
treating dark matter as a hidden sector with a weak connection to the
standard model. Here I will explore searching for the dark photon, a
possible portal between dark matter and the standard model, using the
LHCb detector. I will also demonstrate how dark photon results can be
recast to other models using the Darkcast tool.