Phenomenology Seminar - Gordan Krnjaic, Fermilab - “Discovering or Falsifying sub-GeV Thermal Dark Matter”

Nov 12, 2015, 1:30 pmNov 11, 2015, 2:30 pm
Bloomberg Lecture Hall - Institute for Advanced Study


Event Description
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 that can decisively test these models.