Dr Malcolm Fairbairn (King's College London)
I will (extremely) briefly review the evidence for dark matter and then the ongoing efforts to detect it using indirect and direct detection. I will talk about recent developments in indirect detection including a couple of potential signals from Fermi and some recent pessimistic predictions from N-body simulations. I will then review the ongoing search for dark matter via direct detection. ...
M. Quentin Le Boulc'h (LPSC)
The relic density of Dark Matter in the Universe imposes today one of the most stringent constraints on new physics models such as the Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (MSSM). The most recent analysis of the WMAP collaboration has already reached an accuracy of 3%, and the upcoming results obtained with the Planck satellite will be even more precise. It is therefore mandatory for the...
Béranger DUMONT (LPSC Grenoble)
M. Jonathan Da Silva (Laboratoire d'Annecy-Le-Vieux de Physique Théorique)
In this talk I will present a study on the NUHM2 supersymmetric model where both the cosmic inflation and the observed dark matter abundance can be explained, with a Higgs boson mass in the range favoured by the latest LHC data. The two inflaton candidates LLe and udd are embedded within the MSSM therefore their decay naturally excites all the relevant degrees of freedom which thermalizes the...
Dr philippe brax (IPHT Saclay)
I will describe how neutrinos could go faster than the speed of light in a dense environment if gravity were modified by a scalar field. I will show that the speed difference would almost always be unobservable for natural values of the couplings of scalars to matter.
Cedric Weiland (LPT Orsay)
The inverse seesaw is a very appealing mechanism to generate neutrino masses since it provides natural neutrino Yukawa couplings ($Y_\nu \sim O(1)$) and a seesaw scale close to the electroweak one, thus within LHC reach. In a previous work (arXiv:1111.5836) where we embedded the inverse seesaw in a supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM), we have highlighted that the...