Historically, new particles and forces have most often revealed themselves at high-energy particle colliders, or via their imprints on astrophysical and cosmological observables. Certain phenomena both in and beyond the Standard Model manifest themselves at very small coupling however, and are best studied in rare processes or via the weak effects they induce on precisely measured low-energy observables. After a pedagogical overview of the general principles of precision instruments, I will describe several of my proposals that leverage present and near-future technologies to detect large classes of motivated dark matter candidates. In multiple cases, they have already set world-leading constraints, with parametric improvements on the horizon.
Dr Van Tilburg is a particle theorist, with a 2016 PhD, presently a postdoc at UCSB He works on theories of physics beyond the standard model, and in novel experimental/observational techniques to search for dark matter and other new particles.