Oct 2016 - Sep 2017

Uncovering Signals of a Low-Mass Hidden Sector

by Brian Shuve (SLAC)

Thursday, 20 April 2017 from to (Europe/London)
at IPPP ( OC218 )
Description
Hidden sectors are motivated by a range of phenomena unexplained by the Standard Model, such as dark matter, neutrino masses, and the baryon asymmetry. Hidden sector particles below the weak scale can be copiously produced at high-energy and intensity-frontier experiments, but may have evaded detection with current searches. I will discuss new searches I am doing with the BaBar collaboration that are probing unexplored, well-motivated territory for hidden sectors. I will also show how signatures such as displaced vertices and rare meson decays motivate comprehensive, complementary searches at low- and high-energy experiments.