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School of Physics & Astronomy

Physics and Astronomy Calendar

Monday, October 2nd 2017
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Samir Banik, NISER, Bhubaneswar, India
Subject: LIPs analysis in SuperCDMS

Standard model for particle physics does not demand quantization of particle charges. This opens the possibility of finding particles with fractional charges. These particles lose energy at a rate which is proportional to square of charges, much more slowly than any known minimum ionizing particles. These particles are commonly termed as Lightly Ionizing Particles or LIPs. SuperCDMS low threshold detectors offer an opportunity to search for LIPs with very small fractional charges. I will discuss about some previous LIPs search experiments and will present LIPs analysis in SuperCDMS.

Faculty Host: Priscilla Cushman

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