Aug 23 – 28, 2010
Bonn
Europe/Berlin timezone

Strong CP problem reconciles Thermal Leptogenesis with Gravitino Dark Matter

Aug 26, 2010, 2:51 PM
15m
Hörsaal I (Bonn)

Hörsaal I

Bonn

Nussallee 12

Speaker

Mr Jasper Hasenkamp (Hamburg University)

Description

Many extensions of the Standard Model predict super-weakly interacting particles, which typically have to decay before Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). The entropy produced in the decays may help to reconcile thermal leptogenesis and BBN in scenarios with gravitino dark matter, which is usually difficult due to late decays of the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle (NLSP) spoiling the predictions of BBN. We study this possibility for a general neutralino NLSP. We elaborate general properties of the scenario and strong constraints on the entropy-producing particle. As an example, we consider the saxion from the axion multiplet and show that, while enabling a solution of the strong CP problem, it can also produce a suitable amount of entropy.

Summary

Many extensions of the Standard Model predict super-weakly interacting particles, which typically have to decay before Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN). The entropy produced in the decays may help to reconcile thermal leptogenesis and BBN in scenarios with gravitino dark matter, which is usually difficult due to late decays of the next-to-lightest supersymmetric particle (NLSP) spoiling the predictions of BBN. We study this possibility for a general neutralino NLSP.

We elaborate general properties of the scenario and strong constraints on the entropy-producing particle. As an example, we consider the saxion from the axion multiplet and show that, while enabling
a solution of the strong CP problem, it can also produce a suitable amount of entropy.

Primary authors

Mr Jasper Hasenkamp (Hamburg University) Dr Jörn Kersten (Hamburg University)

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