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High Energy Phenomenology Seminar: Pouya Asadi (MIT) "Homage to Dark Confinement"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
Via ZOOM
Virtual
wifi event
Date
Dec 3, 2021   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Pouya Asadi (MIT)
Contact
Brandy Koebbe
E-Mail
BKOEBBE@ILLINOIS.EDU
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Originating Calendar
Physics - High Energy Phenomenology Seminar

The searches for particle Dark Matter (DM) have mostly focused on masses below 100TeV owing to the unitarity bound on thermal DM. In this talk, I will point out some intriguing dynamics in a confining dark sector that opens a vast parameter space beyond the unitarity bound.  The key observation is the effect of the first order confinement phase transition in a broad class of confining models that dramatically suppresses the DM abundance. While the effect is independent of the type of portal between SM and the dark sector, I will also study a specific model and further interesting dynamics that it gives rise to in such sectors. This study motivates broadening the scope of current heavy dark matter searches to a new part of the parameter space.

 
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