Closing in on t-channnel simplified dark matter models
Studies of dark matter lie at the interface of collider physics, astrophysics and cosmology. Constraining models featuring dark matter candidates therefore entails the capability to provide accurate predictions for large sets of observables and compare them to a wide spectrum of data. We present a framework which, starting from a model Lagrangian, allows one to consistently and systematically make precision predictions, as well as to confront those predictions with a multitude of experimental results. As an application, we perform a comprehensive analysis of cosmological and collider constraints for various simplified models characterised by a dark matter candidate and a coloured mediator connecting the dark and Standard Model sector. We study in detail the complementarity of relic density, direct/indirect detection present and future bounds, and collider searches at the LHC Run 2 and its high-luminosity upgrade.
Zoom link: IPPP Seminars (Thursday at 2 pm UK time)
Meeting ID: 994 2012 4988