Displaced new physics at colliders and the pre-BBN universe

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08/11/2019 - 11:00

Prof. Francesco DEramo (University of Padova, Italy) 

08/11, 6ª feira, 11h. IFUSP, sala Jayme Tiomno. 


Displaced events at colliders are a promising way, and in a large region of the parameter space the only way, to test dark matter produced via freeze-in. However, typical decay lengths as obtained from relic density calculations are way too large to observe anything in our detectors. In this talk, I will show how motivated modification of the cosmological history naturally lead to displaced events. Then I will discuss two classes of microscopic theories: a motivated top-down scenario with SUSY and PQ symmetry; a bottom-up classification of all possible interactions. Intriguingly, the observation of a displaced event at collider could reveal something about the thermal history of our universe.