Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier Dark Matter Direct Detection to the Neutrino Fog
We present a summary of future prospects for direct detection of dark matter within the GeV/c2 to TeV/c2 mass range. This is paired with a new definition of the neutrino fog in order to better quantify the rate of diminishing returns on sensitivity due to irreducible neutrino backgrounds. A survey of dark matter candidates predicted to fall within this mass range demonstrates that fully testing multiple well-motivated theo-ries will require expanding the currently-funded generation of experiments down to and past the neutrino fog. We end with the status and plans for next-generation exper-iments and novel R&D concepts which will get us there.
- Pub Date:
- March 2022
- High Energy Physics - Experiment
- contribution to Snowmass 2021