HYBRID: The Quest for Dark Matter using LHC Data

A lecture in the "Physics & Pizza" series (held in English)

Mo, 14.03.2022 18:15  –   Mo, 14.03.2022 20:15
Dr. Priscilla Pani, Helmholtz Young Investigator Group Leader at DESY, Zeuthen
Magnus-Haus Berlin
Am Kupfergraben 7, 10117 Berlin, Germany

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Topic: Astrophysical observations have provided compelling evidence for the existence of a non-luminous component of the universe: Dark Matter. However, very little is known of this elusive form of matter. If Dark Matter is a particle, it can be recreated in the high-energy  proton-proton collision at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN. The LHC experiments have a vast and diversified experimental programme, designed in collaboration with the theoretical community, which aims to discover and precisely measure dark matter. In this talk I will provide an overview of this programme, outlining both the fundamental assumptions and the experimental challenges of this effort.

CV: Priscilla Pani, born in Italy in 1986, is Group Leader of a Helmholtz Young Investigator group at the Helmholtz center Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY. She is co-chair of the LHC Dark Matter Working group at the LPCC Center and she is coordinating the Dark Matter searches subgroup in the ATLAS Experiment at the LHC. She was awarded the Hertha-Sponer Prize in 2020 for her essential contributions to the search for dark matter at the LHC. In her work, she probes dark matter signatures in various models, providing new frontiers, including in theories involving Higgs bosons outside the Standard Model.

Following the lecture, there will be a get-together where participants can exchange ideas with each other over pizza and drinks in the Remise and the garden of the Magnus-Haus.

The event is sponsored by the Wilhelm and Else Heraeus Foundation.