High Energy Physics Seminar: Dr. Bjoern Penning, University of Bristol  Add To Calendar

  • Date(s): Wednesday, 1/18 1:30 PM to Wednesday, 1/18 2:30 PM
  • Speaker: Dr. Bjoern Penning
  • Host: James Unwin
  • Campus Address: 2214 SES (Science and Engineering South)

Title: Dark Matter searches at the LHC and beyond.

Abstract: Dark Matter (DM) is a long standing puzzle in fundamental physics and goal of a diverse research program. Underground and astrophysical searches attempt to detect DM particles in the cosmos directly or by searching for their decay products and particle colliders attempt to produce DM in the laboratory. Each of these detection methods probe different parts of the parameter space with complementary reach in mass, type of interaction and different uncertainties. I will show the connection between these searches and how an interdisciplinary effort can probe the entire natural phase space. Furthermore I will discuss LHC searches and newly developed simplified models that connect these search strategies in run 2 of the LHC and beyond.

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