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Tien-Tien Yu (University of Oregon, Virtual)

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McDonald Institute Seminar Series

Location: Zoom

Date: November 18, 2021

Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Speaker: Tien-Tien Yu (University of Oregon)

Title: Solar Neutrinos: from background to signal (held virtually)Abstract: Solar neutrinos are an inevitable background to any dark matter direct detection experiment as they closely mimic the signature of dark matter. In this talk, I will discuss the effects of solar neutrinos on the reach of dark matter-electron scattering experiments, with a focus on semiconductor and xenon-based detectors. In addition, I will present the prospects of measuring and understanding the various solar neutrino components using the same detectors, as well as the effects of non-standard neutrino interactions, thus turning solar neutrinos from a background to an interesting signal in their own right.

McDonald Institute seminars are technical talks provided by scientists, bringing together experimental and theoretical astroparticle physicists and astronomers. They are held approximately fortnightly, September to November and January to March, and on an ad hoc basis outside of term. They currently take place on Thursdays at 3:30 PM in STI 501 and/or on Zoom. Contact Aaron Vincent if you would like to attend.