Abstract: Current and future neutrino experiments use liquid argon for neutrino detection for a wide variety of reasons. In this talk, I will discuss the possibility of using current and upcoming experiments to search for new physics. First, I will discuss the possibility of producing dark matter in the proton beams of neutrino experiments and detecting it via striking trident-like interactions in the liquid argon. Then, I will discuss scenarios in which dark matter interacts only with neutrinos, leading to interactions in detectors with large amounts of missing transverse momentum. I will show how the upcoming DUNE experiment will be sensitive to interesting regions of this model’s parameter space and can potentially reach regions of thermal, relic dark matter.
HEP Theory Seminar