WIDG Seminar, Claire Laffan, Yale University, “Implementing Experimental Blinding on HAYSTAC”

Event time: 
Tuesday, November 9, 2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Wright Lab WNSL, WL-216 (Conference Room) See map
272 Whitney Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511

Free but register in advance
Event description: 

Dark matter is one of the most intriguing problems in physics today, and axions have become a popular dark matter candidate in recent years. HAYSTAC is a quantum-enhanced dark matter experiment which uses novel techniques to search for axions. In this talk I will give an introduction to dark matter, axions, and the HAYSTAC experiment. Then I will discuss a blinding technique called “salting” and my progress with implementing a salting analysis on the HAYSTAC.
In-person attendance will be capped at 20 people on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the current Yale policies.
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Tong Liu