The 20th International Conference on Low Temperature Detectors (LTD20)
Presentation Code : T-2-4
Presentation Schedule: : July 25, 11:20 ~ 11:50

Searching for Dark Matter at meV Energy Scales

Noah Kurinsky1,2
1SLAC National Laboratory, United States of America, 2Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC), United States of America

Over the last few decades, searches for dark matter above the proton mass have advanced significantly across direct and indirect searches, and recent efforts to detect low-mass axions have accelerated. In contrast, searches for dark matter at meV energy scales (encompassing high-mass axions and sub-GeV particle dark matter) have until recently been comparatively unprobed. In this talk, I will discuss the state of meV-scale sensing for the direct detection field, and prospects for applying quantum measurement techniques, including sensors derived from superconducting qubits, to lowering energy thresholds to the single quasiparticle limit over the next decade. I will also discuss calibration challenges that face the community and common problems that will need to be solved to accurately probe this new regime.

• Presentation Preference : Invited
• Topic : A. Detector Physics & Technologies
- 01. Detection principle and modeling
• Corresponding Author : Noah Kurinsky (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
• Presenter : Noah Kurinsky (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)