13-16 August 2019
Kane Hall 225
US/Pacific timezone

[YSF] Cosmology and LHC phenomenology of simplified SIMP models

14 Aug 2019, 16:40
Walker-Ames (Kane Hall 225)


Kane Hall 225

Young Scientist Forum Collider Search II: mediators


Elias Bernreuther (RWTH Aachen University)


I will discuss the cosmology and LHC phenomenology of a consistent, strongly interacting dark sector coupled to Standard Model particles through a Z' mediator. I will lay out the requirements for the model to be cosmologically viable, consider the dominant freeze-out processes, and discuss bounds from direct detection. Using this consistent SIMP sector, I will then focus on the sensitivity of LHC searches to semi-visible jets originating from dark showers. This includes recasting existing searches and investigating proposed dedicated analyses. I will also argue that displaced decays are a generic feature of viable SIMP models.

Primary author

Elias Bernreuther (RWTH Aachen University)


Felix Kahlhoefer (RWTH Aachen) Michael Kramer (Rheinisch Westfaelische Tech. Hoch. (DE)) Patrick Tunney (King's College London)

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