Pheno & Vino Seminar | Jessie Shelton, U of Ilinois | "Dark Thermal Histories" | Jadwin 303

Tue, Nov 12, 2019, 4:00 pm
Jadwin 303

One generic scenario for the dark matter of our universe is that it resides in a hidden sector: it talks to other dark fields more strongly than it talks to the Standard Model.  I'll discuss some minimal cosmological origin scenarios for this class of models and explore their consequences for the observability of dark states today.  Some results of interest include simple, WIMP-y models of dark matter with parametrically novel behavior.