Aug 1 – 3, 2016
Plymouth University
Europe/London timezone
The 14th International workshop on QCD in extreme conditions, Aug. 1-3 2016

Lattice results for SU(2) dark matter

Aug 3, 2016, 2:45 PM
Portland Square (Plymouth University)

Portland Square

Plymouth University

Drake Circus Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AA, UK
Talk Strongly interacting Dark Matter Wednesday PM


Dr Jarno Rantaharju (CP3-Origins)


We present lattice investigations of the SU(2) gauge theory with two fermions in the fundamental representation. This model provides a minimal template which is ideal for a wide class of Standard Model extensions featuring novel strong dynamics that range from composite (Goldstone) Higgs theories to several intriguing types of dark matter candidates. In the light of these results, we discuss models of SIMP-, symmetric- and asymmetric dark matter. We estimate the interaction of the dark matter candidate with Standard Model particles through it’s electric polarisability and discuss experimental constraints on these models.

Primary author

Dr Jarno Rantaharju (CP3-Origins)


Prof. Claudio Pica (University of Southern Denmark) Prof. Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins) Dr vincent Drach (CERN)

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