Jul 26 – 30, 2010
Montpellier 2 University
Europe/Paris timezone

Theoretical expectations for dark matter detection at the LHC

Jul 30, 2010, 4:10 PM
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Searches at the LHC Plenary session : Dark Matter Searches at the LHC


Prof. Howard Baer (University of Oklahoma)


Dark matter candidates emerge naturally in many theories of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. In the case of supersymmetry, several compelling candidates emerge: the neutralino, the gravitino, the axion/axino multiplet and others. While dark matter won't be directly observable at LHC, the host of new particles associated with the new physics giving rise to dark matter should be. For supersymmetric theories, we expect large rates for multi-jet plus multi-lepton plus missing E_T events (depending on sparticle masses). I detail what LHC can be expected to accomplish during Run 1 for supersymmetry and dark matter. In the case of Yukawa-unified SUSY, as expected from SO(10) SUSY GUTs, LHC should be able to either discover or exclude this compelling class of theories.

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Prof. Howard Baer (University of Oklahoma)

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