HET/RIKEN seminar

"Flavored Dark Matter with Weak Scale Mediators"

Presented by Can Kilic, The University of Texas, Austin

Wednesday, March 25, 2015, 2:00 pm — Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

All matter in the Standard Model appears in three generations, with an intricate flavor structure the origin of which is not well understood. This motivates the question whether distinct phenomenological features arise if dark matter (DM) also has a non-trivial flavor structure. In this talk I will review the experimental signatures of this scenario. In the case of lepton-flavored DM, I will argue that the generation of a lepton asymmetry at a high energy scale can also produce a DM asymmetry, which can strongly affect the sensitivity of direct detection experiments, and I will present novel signatures that can appear at colliders and in indirect detection experiments. I will also review the case of top quark-flavored DM with a distinct collider phenomenology including final states of top pairs and missing energy as well the possibility of displaced decays.

Hosted by: Chien-Yi Chen

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