Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy
Department of Physics, Engineering Physics & Astronomy

The Many Faces of Dark Matter

Jim Cline
McGill University

Friday, December 7, 2012
1:30 PM @ Stirling A

Abstract:

For years, the theoretical perception of dark matter was dominated by a single candidate (the neutralino of supersymmetric models), but more recently surprising experimental observations from disparate directions have motivated theorists to consider a much broader range of possibilities, including the idea that there may be several different kinds of dark matter. I will discuss how anomalous astrophysical observations of gamma rays at various energies, as well as hints of direct detection, could be accommodated by these richer classes of models, and how they could perhaps be corroborated at the Large Hadron Collider or other particle physics experiments.