Top-Flavoured Dark Matter beyond Minimal Flavour Violation

Apr 20, 2017, 3:39 PM
Plenary talk Dark matter


Dr Monika Blanke (KIT)


We discuss a simplified model of top-flavoured dark matter, where the dark matter-quark coupling constitutes a new source of flavour and CP violation. The setup is experimentally constrained by LHC searches, by neutral D meson mixing data, by the assumption of dark matter being a thermal relic, and the cross-section limits from direct detection experiments. We take a look at the impact of the various constraints, and consider in particular their interplay. The model is quite stringently constrained already by the current data, and expected limits from future direct detection experiments will exclude a major fraction of its parameter space.

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