We are swimming in a sea of dark matter and we don’t even know it. In fact, 85% of the matter in the universe is composed of particles that have yet to be identified. For decades, the leading attempts to detect these new particles have been large undertakings, requiring decades of effort, thousands of physicists, and billions of dollars. More recently, however, new ideas have led to novel opportunities for discovery with fast, small, and inexpensive experiments. In this talk, Jonathan Feng will explain how this new approach came to be. He will then describe FASER, a UCI-led experiment being constructed in Geneva, Switzerland that will search for new particles, probe the dark sector of the universe, and detect neutrinos at the highest man-made energies ever recorded.
October 29, 2019 I UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D
Breakfast 7:30 am I Lecture 8:00 am - 9:00 am