IAS Program on Particle Theory

New Semiconductor Devices for Dark Matter Detection


Dark matter remains a fundamental mystery in particle physics, and extensive efforts have been made to detect it in labs. In this talk, the speaker will summarize the recent progress in sub-GeV dark matter detection with semiconductors and introduce our new idea to probe sub-MeV dark matter with doped semiconductors. He will also discuss the origin of the unexplored backgrounds in current detectors and demonstrate our dual-sided CCD design can significantly reduce some those backgrounds.


About the Speaker

Dr. DU Peizhi has been a postdoc at Rutgers University since 2022. He received his PhD from the University of Maryland in 2019 and then moved to Stony Brook University for his first postdoc position (2019-2022). His research focuses on theoretical particle physics and cosmology, including dark matter direct detection, constraining new physics in astrophysics and cosmology, and cosmological phase transitions.


About the Program

For more information, please refer to the program website at http://iasprogram.ust.hk/particle_theory.


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