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Organized by: Prof. Lu Lu

Faculty Candidate Seminar
Benchtop Particle Astrophysics
Date: Monday, February 23rd
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Gray Rybka, University of Washington
Abstract: Advances in low noise cryogenic amplifiers and the commercialization of microwave technology have not only improved astrophysical measurements, but also enabled exquisitely sensitive laboratory experiments. I will discuss a number of benchtop experiments that utilize radio astronomy techniques and technology to make measurements that are important for astroparticle physics. The experiments I cover will include searches for dark matter axions using electronics with noise limited only by quantum mechanical effects, searches for light exotic beyond-the-standard-model particles, and a precision measurement of beta decay energies that could be used to determine the neutrino mass scale.
Host: Dasu
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