Special Colloquium

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Generating New Physics from Known Particles: Baryogenesis and Dark Matter from Mesons"

Gilly Elor , University of Washington
[Host: Peter Arnold]

I will address two of the most fundamental questions about our Universe -- "What is the Universe made of?” and "How did complex structures come to exist?”. These translate into understanding the origins of dark matter and a mechanism to generate the asymmetry of matter over anti-matter in the early Universe. I will put these problems in context and then present a novel, testable, solution to both mysteries in the same framework.  The key idea is to rely on Standard Model particles called Beauty (B) Mesons which decay into dark matter particles. This mechanism has multiple testable signals. Some experimental searches are already under development, the results of which could yield the first hints of how nature chose to address these profound questions.

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