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HEPL / KIPAC Seminar

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Rana Adhikari


Quantum "limits" for Interferometric Detection of Dark Matter

Abstract: The LIGO detectors have started search for astrophysical gravitational wave signals and have now collected one month of data. In order to bring the detectors to their quantum limits, a menagerie of terrestrial noise sources must be overcome.

In studying these interactions, three things have become clear:

  1. Science is hard
  2. There are ways to search for dark matter with the LIGO detectors
  3. There are clever ways to evade the so-called 'quantum limits' for high precision force sensors.

Bio: Not Available

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Location: Physics/Astrophysics Bldg., Kistler Conference Rooms 102/103 (Map)

(Light refreshments available 3:45pm; Presentation begins at 4:00pm)

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