Jul 4 – 11, 2018
Asia/Seoul timezone

Dark Matter Direct Detection with Spin-2 Mediators

Jul 6, 2018, 2:51 PM
105 (COEX, Seoul)


COEX, Seoul

Parallel Dark Matter Detection Dark Matter Detection


Yoo-Jin Kang (Chung-Ang University)


We consider models where a massive spin-two resonance acts as the mediator between Dark Matter (DM) and the SM particles through the energy-momentum tensor. We examine the effective theory for fermion, vector and scalar DM generated in these models and find novel types of DM-SM interaction never considered before. We identify the effective interactions between DM and the SM quarks when the mediator is integrated out, and match them to the gravitational form factors relevant for spin-independent DM-nucleon scattering. We also discuss the interplay between DM relic density conditions, direct detection bounds and collider searches for the spin-two mediator.

Primary authors

Ms Alba Carrillo-Monteverde (University of Sussex) Prof. Hyun Min Lee (Chung-Ang University) Prof. Myeonghun Park (Seoul National University of Science and Technology) Prof. Veronica Sanz (University of Sussex) Yoo-Jin Kang (Chung-Ang University)

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