Recording and questions for Sinéad Griffin, "Probing Fundamental Physics with the Materials Project"


Sinéad Griffin, Staff Scientist, Materials Sciences Division and Molecular Foundry, Berkeley Lab


Wednesday September 15th, 10am (USA/Pacific)


Dark matter is estimated to account for approximately 85% of the matter in our universe, yet to date it has evaded direct detection. With the push for more sensitive targets for dark matter detection, quantum materials have come to the fore. In this talk, I will discuss new ideas for detecting low-mass dark matter with quantum materials, and how materials informatics approaches can be used to identify materials candidates with superior sensitivities. Finally, I will discuss how other correlated quantum phenomena such as topological phases have been uncovered using the Materials Project, and discuss some challenges and opportunities for the intersection between fundamental physics and materials sciences.


A recording of this seminar is available here.


If you are unable to ask questions live, please feel welcome to ask any questions following the talk here and we will ask the speaker to check afterwards. Whether they will be able to answer questions or not depends on the speaker’s availability.