Searching for dark photon

Speaker: 安海鹏 ()

Time: April 18, 2016 10:30

Place: 理科楼三楼报告厅C302

报告摘要:One quarter of the energy density of our universe is composed of dark matter, whereas the particle nature of it is still mysterious. In recent years, motivated by a variety of unexplained astronomical signatures, the paradigm of weakly interacting dark matter supplied by a new long range force in the dark sector came to prominence. The simplest way to realize such a dark force is to introduce a light vector boson, the dark photon, in the dark sector. If the dark photon is light enough itself can also be a candidate of dark matter. My talk will focus on the physical consequences of the dark photon and how to search for it with current experiments. 

个人简介:2014-now, John A McCone Postdoctoral Fellow at Caltech

2011-2014, Postdoctoral fellow at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

2006-2011, PhD student at University of Maryland

2002-2006, undergraduate student at Peking University.