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

Sterile neutrino dark matter

Jul 29, 2010, 5:00 PM
30m
Amphithéatre Dumontet (Montpellier 2 University)

Amphithéatre Dumontet

Montpellier 2 University

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

Speaker

Dr Oleg Ruchayskiy (EPFL)

Description

An extension of the Standard Model by three right-handed (sterile) neutrinos with their masses below the electroweak scale allows to explain the data on neutrino flavor oscillations, allows for generation of baryon asymmetry of the Universe and provides a dark matter candidate. Dark matter made of sterile neutrinos can be warm, cold or mixed and satisfies all existing astrophysical and cosmological bounds. I will overview these bounds and discuss the prospects for future searches.

Primary author

Dr Oleg Ruchayskiy (EPFL)

Co-authors

Dr Alexey Boyarsky (EPFL) Prof. Mikhail Shaposhnikov (EPFL)

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