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May 6 – 10, 2019
Canada/Pacific timezone

Dark Sector Physics with Belle II

May 9, 2019, 5:00 PM
Elliott 162

Elliott 162

Contributed Oral Flavor and the Higgs and Dark Sectors Parallel session 2


Prof. Christopher Hearty (U. British Columbia/IPP)


The Belle II experiment is a substantial upgrade of the Belle detector and will operate at the SuperKEKB energy-asymmetric $e^+ e^-$ collider. The design luminosity of the machine is $8\times 10^{35}$ cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$ and the Belle II experiment aims to record 50 ab$^{-1}$ of data, a factor of 50 more than its predecessor. From February to July of this year, the machine has completed a commissioning run, achieved a peak luminosity of $5.5\times 10^{33}$ cm$^{-2}$s$^{-1}$, and Belle II has recorded a data sample of about 0.5 fb$^{-1}$. Already this data set with specifically designed triggers offers the possibility to search for a large variety of dark sector particles in the GeV mass range complementary to LHC and dedicated low energy experiments but these searches will benefit from more data soon to be accumulated. This talk will review the state of the dark sector searches at Belle II with a focus on the discovery potential of the early data.
Funding Agency INFN

Primary author

Prof. Ida Marena Peruzzi (INFN-LNF)

Presentation materials