[Seminars] [UC Lunch Seminar] September 30th: Mikhail Solon

John Alison John.Alison at cern.ch
Mon Sep 30 08:56:32 CDT 2013

Dear Colleagues,

   Todays lunch seminar will be: Mikhail Solon


The discovery of a Standard Model-like Higgs boson and the hitherto absence
of evidence for other new states may indicate that if WIMPs comprise
cosmological dark matter, they are heavy compared to electroweak scale
particles, M >> m_{W^\pm}, m_{Z^0}. In this limit, the absolute cross
section for a WIMP of given electroweak quantum numbers to scatter from a
nucleon becomes computable in terms of Standard Model parameters. We
develop effective field theory techniques to analyze the heavy WIMP limit
of WIMP-nucleon scattering, and present the first complete calculation of
the leading spin-independent cross section in Standard Model extensions
consisting of one or two electroweak SU(2)_W x U(1)_Y multiplets.

University of Chicago
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