Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Explaining galactic structure and direct detection experiments with mirror dark matter

Jun 26, 2014, 5:10 PM
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Dark Matter Direct Detection Dark Matter: Direct Detection


Dr Foot Robert (School of Physics, University of Melbourne)


A duplicate set of particles and forces (mirror particles) are required if nature obeys an exact parity symmetry. Mirror baryons are a candidate for the inferred dark matter of the Universe. The only new parameter postulated is photon - mirror photon kinetic mixing of strength $\epsilon \sim 10^{-9}$. Recent work indicates that such a theory might be capable of explaining galactic structure and the direct detection experiments (DAMA, CoGeNT, CRESST-II and CDMS/Si).

Primary author

Dr Foot Robert (School of Physics, University of Melbourne)

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