The bright side of Dark Matter searches

Speaker:Ranny Budnik
Time:14:30 - 15:30
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

In this talk, I will explore the forefront challenges and advancements in the field of large Dark Matter (DM) detectors, with a special emphasis on xenon-based experiments. I will show recent results and future directions, aiming to underscore their anticipated impact over the next decade.
Then, I will explore the contributions of small-scale initiatives poised to enhance the capabilities of larger experiments. Among the most exciting developments, I will discuss innovative efforts to invent novel detectors that can probe previously inaccessible regions of parameter space. A particular focus will be placed on the novel use of active defects in crystals, known as Color Centers, which are currently sparking a great deal of interest for us, and show some bright new promises.