Roadmap to Thermal Dark Matter Beyond the Unitarity Bound

TYPEHigh Energy Physics Seminar
Speaker:Eric Kuflik
Organizer:Yotam Soreq
Time:11:30 - 12:45
Location:Lidow Nathan Rosen (300)

The WIMP paradigm has been a guide towards the properties of DM for many years. Its abundance today is determined due to its interactions with the Standard Model, and since it is a thermal dark matter candidate, its abundance is insensitive to initial conditions. It has long been thought that a dark matter candidate with these properties has its mass bounded above by around 100 TeV, according to the so-called unitary bound. I will show that a thermal dark matter candidate, much like the WIMP, can have mass well beyond this, all the way up to the Planck scale.