July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
US/Eastern timezone

A sub-GeV dark matter model

Aug 1, 2019, 2:34 PM
West Village G 102 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 102

Northeastern University

Oral Presentation Dark Matter Dark Matter


Prof. Bhaskar Dutta


An extension of the Standard Model gauge symmetry by the gauge group $U(1)_{T3R}$ is proposed in order to understand the Yukawa coupling hierarchy in the SM. Only the right-handed fermions of the first two generations are charged under the $U(1)_{T3R}$. In addition to the new dark gauge boson, a dark scalar particle acquires a vacuum expectation value (vev) which breaks the $U(1)_{T3R}$ symmetry down to $Z_2$ symmetry and also explains the hierarchy problem. A vev of $\cal O$(GeV) is required to explain the mass parameters of the light flavor sector naturally. The dark matter (DM) particle naturally has mass in the ${\cal O}(1-100)$ MeV range. We discuss the various prospects of the direct detection of the dark matter. The dark matter satisfies the correct thermal relic abundance.

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Prof. Bhaskar Dutta

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