NPA (Nuclear Particle Astrophysics) Seminar: Jiunn-Wei Chen, Taiwan National University, “What can atomic physics contribute to neutrino and light dark matter detections?”

Event time: 
Thursday, November 3, 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Wright Lab, 210 Conference Room (WL210) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06520
(Location is wheelchair accessible)
Event description: 

Typically, atomic physics deals with physics at the eV scale, while neutrino physics from nuclear reaction and direct dark matter detection deal with physics above 1 MeV. I will tell the story of how these fields meet at the keV scale through the quest of direct light dark matter detection. I will also discuss how multi‐ton xenon detectors, originally designed for dark matter searches, can potentially constrain solar pp neutrino flux and exotic neutrino properties as byproducts with high accuracy as well.