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

New Signatures of WIMPless Dark Matter

Jul 29, 2010, 1:40 PM
Salle des Actes (Montpellier 2 University)

Salle des Actes

Montpellier 2 University

Place Eugene Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier Cedex 5 FRANCE
Talk Dark Matter Candidates Parallel session : Dark Matter Candidates 2


Jason Kumar (University of Hawaii)


The recently proposed WIMPless dark matter scenario provides a dark matter candidate which can have a wide range of possible masses, while still retaining the naturally correct thermal relic density of the WIMP scenario. This scenario leads to possible detection signals which are quite different from those usually expected of WIMPs. We review the WIMPless scenario, and discuss examples which can potentially explain data from DAMA/LIBRa and CoGeNT. We also describe more general WIMPless models, and possible signals at the Tevatron, LHC and IceCube/DeepCore.

Primary author

Jason Kumar (University of Hawaii)

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