HEP Seminar: Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - Journal club: Recent XENON1T result and solar axions

Event Date: 

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Zoom
  • HEP Seminar

 Speakers: Ken Van Tilburg of KITP and Eve Bodnia of UCSB

Zoom Link: https://ucsb.zoom.us/j/94739479659

We’ll have a journal club style discussion of the recent XENON1T result, “Observation of Excess Electronic Recoil Events in XENON1T,” an excess which can be interpreted in terms of a solar axion dark matter candidate (among others).  Ken Van Tilburg of KITP will take us through new-physics explanations of the excess, such as axions and hidden photons (of either dark-matter or solar origins), and then Eve Bodnia of UCSB will talk more in detail about the result itself, along with other background hypotheses.