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Friday, April 15th 2016
Speaker: Jeremy Mardon, (Stanford)
Subject: Feeling the Pulse of Dark Matter

Over a huge mass range, from ~keV down to ~10^-22 eV, bosonic dark matter candidates can be described as oscillating classical fields. Through weak couplings to the Standard Model, they can induce in a variety of feint, time-oscillating classical signals. I will discuss ways to search for this dark matter “pulse”, including precision accelerometers, and the “Dark Matter Radio” being built at Stanford.

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