School of Physics and Astronomy

Dark Matter searches at the LHC and beyond

15 April 2017

Time: 1:30pm
Venue: GO Jones Room 410

PPRC Seminars
Bjoern Penning (Imperial)
Teppei Katori

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 either directly or by searching for their decay products and particle colliders might produce DM in the laboratory. Each of these detection methods can probe parts of the parameter space with complementary strengths. Collider searches are particularly powerful at low masses  but also explore larger masses and are not subject to significant astrophysical uncertainties. I will show the connection between these searches and how an interdisciplinary effort can probe the entire natural phase space. Furthermore present LHC searches and newly developed simplified models that connect these search strategies will be discussed including expected sensitivities and opportunities to probe new processes in run 2 of the LHC and beyond.