Dec 13 – 18, 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

A loophole to the electromagnetic cascade theory : Solving the lithium problem with a sterile neutrino.

Dec 15, 2015, 5:18 PM
Level -1, Room 16 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 16

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Vivian Poulin (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR))


After a recap of the standard e.m. cascade theory, I will discuss a loophole that can have a large effect in the early universe, notably in altering primordial nucleosynthesis bounds on electromagnetically decaying relic particles. I will finally show how this may greatly simplify the possibility to address the long-standing "lithium problem" in terms of new physics models, and solve it explicitely with a proof-of-principle particle physics model, namely the sterile neutrino.

Primary author

Vivian Poulin (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR))


Pasquale Serpico (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR))

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