Searching For Dark Matter In Neutrino Beams
Red Eagle, Crystal Nicole Chumani
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Dark Matter detection is currently a major area of interest for research. For the past 45 years many ideas and experiments have been investigated to explain the existence of and to detect Dark Matter. Since these experiments have yet to yield any wholly affirmative results it may be time to look for other ways to detect Dark Matter. This particular study looks at the possibilities for Dark Matter detection in neutrino beams at the Deep Underground Neutrino Experiment (DUNE). Simulations for specific parameters were run using MadGraph5 and the results for those data runs are presented and discussed. Areas of future necessary study are mentioned and ranges of possible Dark Matter masses and their effects on detection prospects are included. The initial results seem to bode well for the future of Dark Matter detection at DUNE.