High Energy Physics Seminar: Dr. Sonia El Hedri, University of Mainz  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Thursday, 4/23 11:30 AM to Thursday, 4/23 12:30 PM
  • Speaker: Dr. Sonia El Hedri
  • Host: Ahmed Ismail

Title: Perturbative Unitarity Constraints on Dark Sectors
Abstract:  We describe a method that uses perturbative unitarity constraints to find the characteristic energy scales in theories of thermal Dark Matter. We apply this method to three Dark Matter portals: the NMSSM Higgs sector, a Z' model with a dark Higgs, and a squark simplified model, and derive the projected constraints from ton-scale Direct Detection experiments. We briefly describe projected constraints from a 100TeV collider. We also investigate the physical meaning of unitarity bounds on Dark Matter models and how to set more refined bounds on Dark Matter portals.

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