[W39] Tien-Tien Yu: Direct Detection of sub-GeV Dark Matter

Wednesday 19 April 2017, 15:00 UTC

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Direct Detection of sub-GeV Dark Matter

Speaker
Tien-Tien Yu
CERN

Host
Roberto A. Lineros

Slides

Abstract
Sub-GeV dark matter is a theoretically motivated but largely unexplored paradigm of dark matter. In this talk, I will discuss recent work on the direct detection of sub-GeV dark matter through dark matter-electron scattering. I will present some motivated models that can be probed with these techniques as well as projections for current and near-term noble liquid, semiconductor, and scintillator experiments. Finally, I will discuss some new techniques that may allow us to more robustly discriminate between dark matter signatures and background.

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