High Energy Physics Seminar: Dr. Andrew Kobach, Northwestern University  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Tuesday, 11/25 1:30 PM to Tuesday, 11/25 2:30 PM
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  • Campus Address: 2214 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Lepton-Flavored Dark Matter

Abstract: It may not be a coincidence that the scales required by the dark-matter relic density and the measurements of the muon g-2 can both be explained by an interaction at the electroweak scale, i.e., O(100 GeV - 1 TeV). However, there is no sign for such `light' interactions at direct detection experiments and among other measurements involving charged leptons. This may be pointing us to the idea that dark matter interacts minimally with first-generation fermions. Remarkably, if such electroweak-scale interactions do exist primarily among mu- and tau-flavored leptons, they are consistent with results from direct detection, indirect detection, charged-lepton decays, results from LEP, and constraints from the LHC.
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