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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
Flavored Dark Matter and R-Parity Violation
Date: Friday, November 15th
Time: 2:00 pm
Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
Speaker: Tongyan Lin, University of Chicago
Abstract: Minimal Flavor Violation offers an alternative symmetry rationale to R-parity conservation for the suppression of proton decay in supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. The naturalness of such theories is generically under less tension from LHC searches than R-parity conserving models. The flavor symmetry can also guarantee the stability of dark matter if it carries flavor quantum numbers. We outline general features of supersymmetric flavored dark matter (SFDM) models within the framework of MFV SUSY. A simple model of top flavored dark matter is presented. If the dark matter is a thermal relic, then nearly the entire parameter space of the model is testable by upcoming direct detection and LHC searches.
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