Bulg. J. Phys. vol.48 no.1 (2021), pp. 062-069



The PADME Experiment and Dark Matter Searches

R. Simeonov [PADME collaboration]
Faculty of Physics, St. Kl. Ohridski University of Sofia, 5 James Bourchier Boulevard, BG-1164 Sofia, Bulgaria
Abstract. The modern world of physics still has many unanswered questions on the road of creating a theory, which describes the Universe on fundamental level. The Standard Model of particle physics seems unable to explain the nature of phenomenons like the Dark Matter. The PADME experiment aims to study one possible candidate addressing the nature of Dark matter — a hypothetical vector boson massive particle called Dark Photon A'. This particle could be created through the reaction e+ + e- → γ + A' and observed indirectly via a missing mass technique. PADME experiment is finalizing it's second data acquisition run and should provide new information for the dark photon in the mass region 2–23.7 MeV.

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