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High Energy Phenomenology Seminar: Anson Hook (University of Maryland) "Constraining Vector Dark Matter with Neutrino Experiments"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
Room 464
Date
Mar 24, 2023   11:00 am  
Speaker
Anson Hook
Contact
Brandy Koebbe
E-Mail
BKOEBBE@ILLINOIS.EDU
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Originating Calendar
Physics - High Energy Phenomenology Seminar

Vector Dark Matter (VDM) that couples to lepton flavor (Le, Lμ, Lτ) acts similarly to a chemical potential for the neutrino flavor eigenstates and modifies neutrino oscillations. VDM imparts unique signatures such as time and directional dependence with longer baselines giving better sensitivity. We use the non-observation of such a signal at Super-Kamiokande to rule out the existence of VDM in a region of parameter space several orders of magnitude beyond other constraints and show the projected reach of future experiments such as DUNE.

 
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