May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

LUX Sensitivity to Effective Field Theory Interactions

May 31, 2018, 5:30 PM
20m
South Foyer | Pinon Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

South Foyer | Pinon Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA
Parallel DM Dark Matter

Speaker

Dr Nicole Larsen (University of Chicago / Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics)

Description

The past two decades have seen a tremendous increase in the sensitivity of direct detection experiments. In the absence of a definitive dark matter detection, the Large Underground Xenon (LUX) campaign (which ran underground at the Sanford Underground Research Facility from 2013 to 2016) has worked to constrain a far broader set of dark matter interactions than the spin-independent and spin-dependent results that are typically reported. Here we review a non-relativistic effective field theory framework that describes a rich set of momentum-and-velocity dependent dark matter-nucleon interactions in a model-independent way. We comment on complementarity between experimental targets and techniques. Finally, we discuss LUX’s sensitivity to this class of interactions both in isolation and in the case of interference between interactions.
E-mail [email protected]
Collaboration name LUX Collaboration

Primary author

Dr Nicole Larsen (University of Chicago / Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics)

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