Quantum Materials for Dark Matter Detection

Europe/Stockholm
122:026 (Nordita, Stockholm)

122:026

Nordita, Stockholm

Alexander Balatsky (Nordita) , Alfredo Ferella (Stockholm University) , Felix Kahlhoefer (RWTH Aachen University) , Jan Conrad (Stockholm University) , Martin Winkler (Stockholm University) , Mathew Lawson (Stockholm University) , Mathias Geilhufe (Nordita) , Riccardo Catena (Chalmers) , Timon Emken (Chalmers)
Description

Venue

Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden

Scope

Recently, the evidence for the existence of a significant component of matter in the Universe which is not visible by conventional telescopes has become indisputable. To date, the nature of this matter, coined dark matter (DM), is still unknown. Currently, the most popular theoretical model of dark matter introduces a new type of elementary particle created in the early Universe, dubbed Weakly Interacting Massive particle (WIMP). The predicted mass of WIMPs ranges from GeV to TeV, with an interaction strengths roughly on the weak scale. In recent years, searches for this GeV mass DM have reached sensitivities that probe the current paradigm and the absence of positive signals motivate the widening of the search window. One particular line of research is the focus on light and ultra-light dark matter, i.e. sub-GeV mass dark matter from a hidden dark sector with a new force interacting with the standard model or ultra-light DM with mass range from 10-22 eV to keV. The arguably most popular example of the latter class is the axion, invoked to solve the apparent absence of CP violation in Quantum Chromo Dynamics. Detection of these particles poses new challenges to potential sensor materials: very small energy depositions, magnetic properties and anisotropic response to particle interactions for example become crucial requirements. The challenge of finding suitable materials fits well with recent developments in solid state physics: Motivated by the exponential growth of computational power and the resulting data, we witness the rapid adoption of functional materials prediction within the framework of materials informatics. Here, methods adapted from computer science based on data-mining and machine learning are applied to identify materials with requested target properties.

The program will contain two introductory lectures: one on solid state physics for particle physicists (by Alexander Balatsky) and one vice versa (by Riccardo Catena).

[Timetable - available from start of the conference]

Application

If you want to apply for participation in the conference, please fill in the application form. You will be informed by the organizers shortly after the application deadline whether your application has been approved. Due to space restrictions, the total number of participants is limited. (Invited speakers are of course automatically approved, but need to register anyway.)

Application deadline: 22 November 2019

There is no registration fee.

Sponsored by:

Nordita KTH - Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm University

    • 10:00 AM 10:15 AM
      Opening 15m 132:028

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    • 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
      Introductory Talk: Dark Matter Direct Detection for Condensed Matter Physicists 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Riccardo Catena
    • 11:15 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee break 15m 132:028

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    • 11:30 AM 12:15 PM
      Light Dark Matter Search with XENON1T 45m 132:028

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      Speaker: Jelle Aalbers (Stockholm University)
    • 12:15 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 15m Albanova cafeteria

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    • 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
      New Routes and Materials Design for Sub-GeV Dark Matter Detection 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Sinead Griffin
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Graphene and its applications to cosmology: the PTOLEMY project 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Alfredo Ferella
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Coffee break 15m 132:028

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    • 3:45 PM 4:45 PM
      Introductory Talk: Condensed Matter for Particle Physicists 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Alexander Balatsky
    • 6:00 PM 8:00 PM
      Reception 2h 122:026

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    • 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Quasiparticles and Axion Dark Matter: the Plasma Haloscope 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Matthew Lawson
    • 11:00 AM 11:15 AM
      Coffee break 15m 132:028

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    • 11:15 AM 12:15 PM
      How atoms respond to general dark matter-electron interactions 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Timon Emken
    • 12:15 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 15m Albanova cafeteria

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    • 1:30 PM 2:30 PM
      Sub-MeV Dark Matter Detection with Dirac Materials 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Martin Winkler
    • 2:30 PM 3:30 PM
      Finding FIMPs 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Saniya Heeba
    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
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    • 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
      Light dark matter detection in paleo detectors 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Andzej Drukier
    • 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
      Coffee break 30m 132:028

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    • 11:30 AM 12:30 PM
      Light dark matter detection with superfluid from EFT 1h 132:028

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      Speaker: Sichun Sun
    • 12:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m Albanova cafeteria

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    • 2:00 PM 3:30 PM
      Discussion 1h 30m 132:028

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    • 3:30 PM 3:45 PM
      Closing 15m 132:028

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