20-25 October 2019
PSI
Europe/Zurich timezone

PADME experiment status

22 Oct 2019, 18:02
1m
WHGA/001 - Auditorium (PSI)

WHGA/001 - Auditorium

PSI

Speaker

Gabriele Piperno

Description

A possible solution to the dark matter problem is to speculate that it lives in a separate sector with respect to the SM and that it interacts with it only by means of new particles called portals. The simplest one foresees an additional U(1) symmetry, whose mediator, the dark photon $A'$, could mix with the standard photon and faintly interact with SM particles.
The PADME experiment, hosted at Laboratori Nazionali di Frascati, is designed to search for a dark photon produced in the reaction $e^{+}\,e^{-}\rightarrow A'\,\gamma$. The experiment took its firsts data from October 2018 to February 2019. Here we present the status of the detector and of the ongoing analysis.

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