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Physics Colloquium: "From ALPs to 'ZILLAS: Discovering Dark Matter In Novel Laboratories"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 8, 2023   4:00 pm  
Speaker
Gordan Krnjaic (UChicago)
Contact
Kelly H Darr
E-Mail
khdarr@illinois.edu
Phone
217-300-7821
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Colloquium

Although the astrophysical evidence for the existence of dark matter is overwhelming, its microscopic properties remain elusive, despite decades of dedicated searches for the dominant weakly-interacting massive particle (WIMP) paradigm. In light of this experimental situation, there has recently been a surge of activity to broaden the search program by utilizing previously overlooked strategies, which leverage novel terrestrial and cosmic laboratories to probe dark matter beyond the WIMP framework. I will survey some of these ideas and present a road map towards greatly expanding our coverage of well-motivated dark matter models that sample the full range of viable candidate masses.

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