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Physics Colloquium: Asher Berlin (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory), Title: "Discovering the Dark Universe with Superconductors"

Event Type
Lecture
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
Loomis Lab 141 and via Zoom
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Nov 2, 2022   4:00 pm   5:00pm
Speaker
Asher Berlin (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
Contact
Kelly Darr
E-Mail
khdarr@illinois.edu
Phone
12173007821
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Physics - Colloquium

Although it is known to provide the gravitational scaffolding of our universe, the existence of dark matter is a mystery that cannot be explained by our current understanding of fundamental particle physics. Recent years have seen a growing interest in applying developing technologies to enable qualitatively new ways to look for types of dark matter and other new physics that are traditionally difficult to detect due to their extremely feeble interactions with normal matter. In particular, this moment in time provides a unique opportunity to take advantage of the incredible progress in the development of superconducting cavities, which we can leverage to explore theories of new physics over a large range of previously inaccessible scales. I will discuss how this exciting opportunity is well within our reach, provided that we steer new technological developments to have the biggest impact in our search for physics beyond the Standard Model.

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