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High Energy Phenomenology, Experiment, and Cosmology Seminar Series artwork
March 9, 20224:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

From Mini to Micro: Zooming in on New Physics Interpretations of the MiniBooNE Excess at the MicroBooNE Experiment


Matheus Hostert (Perimeter Institute & University of Minnesota)


Doojin Kim



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The MicroBooNE experiment has recently tested a few interpretations of the MiniBooNE excess. I will discuss the impact of MicroBooNE's searches on new physics models and show that it still does not provide a definitive test of the MiniBooNE anomaly. I will also discuss the broader landscape of models with MeV dark sectors that can also provide an as-of-yet unexplored avenue to explain the excess. This class of explanations has interesting applications to low-energy experiments like kaon and B factories, as well as to the g-2 of the muon.

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