Particle Astrophysics Seminar: New Avenues of Thermal Dark Matter

  • July 6, 2020, 2:00 pm US/Central
  • Juri Smirnov, OSU

Abstract: For dark matter models, thermal production mechanisms are highly predictive frameworks. Charting possible realizations is important, as it leads to insights that guide experimental efforts to fully test particle dark matter. I will discuss how new non-perturbative effects, such as bound-state formation, can affect the thermal relic abundance and lead to new detectable signatures. I will also present a novel thermal dark matter production mechanism, that can lead to monoenergetic electron recoils in laboratory experiments, for example XENON1T.

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