Jayden Newstead, Arizona State University, "Coherent neutrino-nucleus scattering: signal or background?"
KICP seminar: Jan 20 @ 12PM, ERC 401
The next generation of dark matter direct detection experiments will be sensitive to coherent nuclear scattering of solar neutrinos. This presents an irreducible background to dark matter searches, the so called 'neutrino floor'. However, this effect that has yet to be observed and so provides an opportunity for discovery.