Credit: source images used courtesy of CERN and V. Springel et al./Millennium Simulation
Searches for New Forces at the GeV-scale
Date/Time: September 24th to 26th, 2009.
- Thu : from 8:30am to 6:00pm
- Fri : from 9:00am to 6:00pm
- Sat : from 9:00am to 5:00pm
Building: 48 ROB A/B/C/D
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Menlo Park, California
Theoretical models related to dark matter have proposed that there are long-range forces mediated by new gauge bosons with masses in the MeV to GeV range and very weak coupling to ordinary matter. The experimental constraints on the existence of these new gauge bosons are quite weak. This workshop will bring together theorists and experimentalists to stimulate progress in searching for these "dark forces" in three arenas:
- new fixed-target experiments at electron and proton accelerators such as JLab, SLAC, and Fermilab;
- searches at high-luminosity e+e- experiments, including BaBar, BELLE, CLEO-c, KLOE, and BES-III;
- searches at the Tevatron experiments.