May 16 – 19, 2023
Texas A&M University
US/Central timezone

Composite Dark Matter Through the Neutrino Portal

May 18, 2023, 11:40 AM
Hawking Auditorium (Texas A&M University)

Hawking Auditorium

Texas A&M University


Can Kilic


I will discuss a model where dark matter is a composite state in a hidden sector, interacting with the Standard Model via the neutrino portal. The composite states in the hidden sector interpolated by the portal act as singlet neutrinos, which can naturally explain the existence of small but nonzero neutrino masses via the inverse seesaw mechanism. I will describe the existing constraints on this model, and estimate the reach of future experiments, not just for the singlet neutrinos which are the first particles in the hidden sector to be directly produced, but for the dark matter particle as well.

Primary authors

Aqeel Ahmed (Max-Planck-Institut für Kernphysik, Heidelberg) Zackaria Chacko (University of Maryland) Niral Desai (UT Austin) Sanket Doshi (University of Maryland) Can Kilic Saereh Najjari

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