Nuclear Physics Seminars

ics Nuclear
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Alexandre Deur [Host: Nilanga Liyanage]
Jefferson Lab
"What can QCD teach us about Dark Matter?"
 Slideshow (PDF)

QCD has provided the theoretical ground for the two leading classes of dark matter candidates:

WIMPS and axions. However, both have remained elusive to direct detections. In this talk, I will show that QCD can inspire us further on the quest for dark matter. I will discuss the theoretical resemblance between gravity and QCD, as well as phenomenological similarities between dark matter and hadronic physics. These parallels suggest that gravity's self-interaction may play an important role in dark matter phenomenology. I will then discuss experimental supports for this new approach.


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