Special Physics Colloquium: SHiP: CERN future experiment to Search for Hidden Particles
Prof. Andrey Golutvin, Imperial College, London, UK
Prof. Judah Eisenberg - Memorial Lecture
I will describe physics motivations and detector optimization for future general-purpose intensity-frontier experimental facility BDF/SHiP, operating in beam-dump mode at the CERN SPS accelerator which is part of the ongoing decision process at CERN. This experiment aims to search for new feebly interacting GeV-scale particles and perform measurements in neutrino physics. BDF/SHiP complements the worldwide program of New Physics searches by exploring a large region of parameter space that cannot be addressed by other experiments, and which reaches several orders of magnitude below existing bounds by efficiently exploiting the currently available 4x1019 protons per year at 400 GeV for up to 10-15 years. The SHiP experiment has generic sensitivity to decay and scattering signatures of models with feebly interacting particles, such as dark-sector mediators, heavy neutral leptons and light dark matter. In neutrino physics, BDF/SHiP can perform unprecedented measurements with tau neutrinos.
Event Organizer: Prof. Amiel Sternberg