Enrico Rinaldi (LLNL)

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Enrico Rinaldi (LLNL)

March 18, 2015 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Dark Matter tales from the lattice
Although dark matter has only been observed gravitationally, it would be an amazing coincidence if it did not interact at all with standard model particles. I will discuss a model of composite dark matter which appears has a bosonic neutral baryon of a new strongly coupled sector whose elementary constituents carry electroweak charges. This construction provides a mechanism to naturally reduce the strength of dark matter interactions with standard model particles. However such interactions exist and can allow direct detection, and collider experiments to put constraints on the model. In order to get predictions from this strongly-coupled model, lattice simulations are employed and give definite predictions for the cross-section of the dark matter candidate with standard nuclei in detectors for example. I will show how to calculate the ultimate lower bound for this class of composite dark matter.

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Date:
March 18, 2015
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Room 205
2-5, Kirkby Place
Plymouth, PL4 6DT United Kingdom
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