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Jul 26 – 30, 2021
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New sensitivity of LHC measurements to Composite Dark Matter

Jul 26, 2021, 11:40 AM


Parallel session talk Dark Matter T03: Dark Matter


Louie Corpe (CERN)


We present sensitivity of LHC Standard Model (SM) differential cross-section measurements for so-called “stealth dark matter” scenarios occurring in an SU(ND) dark gauge group, where constituents are charged under the SM and ND =2 or 4. The low-energy theory contains mesons which can be produced at the LHC and a scalar baryon dark matter (DM) candidate which cannot. We evaluate the impact of LHC measurements on the dark meson masses. Using existing lattice results, we then connect the LHC explorations to DM phenomenology, in particular considering direct-detection experiments. We show that current LHC measurements constrain DM masses in the 10s of TeV regime. We discuss potential pathways to explore these models further using LHC measurements.

First author Jon Butterworth
Collaboration / Activity Experiment & Phenomenology

Primary authors

Jon Butterworth (UCL) Louie Corpe (CERN) Suchita Kulkarni (University of Graz)

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