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Interdisciplinary approach to QCD-like composite dark matter


Ines Campo
+39 0461 314721
Monday, 1 October, 2018 - 08:00 to Friday, 5 October, 2018 - 14:00
ECT* Conference room

Understanding the nature of Dark Matter (DM) is one of the key scientific questions in
Particle Physics. Among the different scenarios for DM, one that is particularly interesting
and relatively unexplored is the conjecture that DM particles are composite states of a new
strongly coupled gauge sector like QCD. This origin could explain the stability of DM, the
stringent constraints on its interactions with nuclei, and galactic structure anomalies
potentially related to large DM self-interactions. In addition, composite DM candidates
appear naturally in models of new physics motivated by the gauge hierarchy problem. A
successful understanding of this paradigm requires insight from nuclear physics, strongly
coupled quantum field theory, model building, cosmology and astrophysics. The goal of this
workshop is to promote progress in composite DM research through an interdisciplinary
approach that brings together experts from these different fields to exchange knowledge
and plan future joint efforts.

Registration period: 
16 Jul 2018 to 09 Sep 2018


Mikael Chala IFIC- University of Valencia-CSIC
Germano Nardini AEC - University of Bern
Michael Ramsey-Musolf University of Massachusetts Amherst & Kellogg Radiation Laboratory - California Institute of Technology
Veronica sanz Department of Physics and Astronomy - University of Sussex
David Schaich AEC - Institute for Theoretical Physics - University of Bern