22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Precise Prediction of the Dark Matter Relic Density within the MSSM

Jul 23, 2015, 2:30 PM


talk Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation


Julia Harz (University College London)


With the latest Planck results the dark matter relic density is determined to an unprecedented precision. In order to reduce current theoretical uncertainties in the dark matter relic density prediction, we have calculated next-to-leading order SUSY-QCD corrections to neutralino (co)annihilation processes including Coulomb enhancement effects. We demonstrate that these corrections can have significant impact on the cosmologically favoured MSSM parameter space and is thus of general interest for parameter studies and global fits.

Primary authors

Dr Bjorn Herrmann (Unite Reseaux du CNRS (FR)) Julia Harz (University College London) Karol Kovarik (University of Münster) Michael Klasen (University of Münster) Moritz Meinecke (University of Münster) Patrick Steppeler (University of Münster)

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