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Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Speaker: Carter Hall
Topic: Down-to-Earth Searches for Cosmological Dark Matter
Time and Location: 1:00 p.m., with Q&A to follow; in a 1st floor conference room at the American Center for Physics (www.acp.org), 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD - off River Rd., between Kenilworth Ave. and Paint Branch Parkway.
Abstract: Can we detect the Milky Way's dark matter halo in a laboratory experiment? If so, it would be a spectacular confirmation of modern cosmology, and would re-write the standard model of particle physics. A global campaign of such direct-detection experiments is rapidly exploring many theoretical models, and this talk will review where we stand and what may lie ahead, with emphasis on the LUX and LZ experiments.
Biography: Dr. Carter Hall is an associate professor of physics at the University of Maryland.