The Higgs Portal to Dark Matter at the LHC
- Event time: 2:00pm
- Event date: 1st February 2016
- Speaker: Susanne Westhoff (University of Heidelberg)
- Location: Higgs Centre Seminar Room, James Clerk Maxwell Building (JCMB) James Clerk Maxwell Building Peter Guthrie Tait Road Edinburgh EH9 3FD GB
If dark matter has interactions beyond gravity, we hope to learn about its nature at collider experiments. Weak interactions with the Higgs boson, the Higgs portal, suggest the presence of mediator particles within the energy reach of the LHC. Direct searches for such mediators are a promising road to probe the Higgs portal, complementary to dark matter searches in direct detection experiments. We will discuss the search strategies at the LHC and future colliders in a minimal renormalizable model where dark matter is a fermion.
The Particle Physics Theory seminar is a weekly series of talks reflecting the diverse interests of the group. Topics include analytic and numerical calculations based on the Standard Model of elementary particle physics, theories exploring new physics, as well as more formal developments in gauge theories and gravity..