Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Events on Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
- Discovering or Falsifying sub-GeV Thermal Dark Matter
- Time: 3:30 pm
- Place: 5280 Chamberlin
- Speaker: Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab
- Abstract: This talk analyzes the present status of sub-GeV thermal dark matter annihilating through Standard Model mixing. In these scenarios, the requirement that dark matter be a thermal relic sets a sharp sensitivity target for terrestrial experiments, and that one of the simplest and best-motivated interactions between the SM and light dark matter (the vector portal) remains viable. Moreover, it is demonstrated that a small set of future experiments can decisively test these models. In particular, the future LDMX experiment can play a key role in most of the remaining parameter space in simple models.
- Host: Yang Bai