Centre for Particle Theory Colloquia: 'Making and detecting Supersymmetric Dark Matter'
21 November 2006 16:00 in CLC 202
Cosmological observations show that most matter in the Universe is non-baryonic and "dark" (really: transparent). This requires the existence of a new kind of matter, beyond that described by the Standard Model of particle physics. The existence of such matter is predicted by supersymmetric extensions of the Standard Model. In this talk I will discuss how the relic density of supersymmetric Dark Matter is calculated, and how this calculation may constrain the parameter space of supersymmetric models. I will also discuss possible ways to detect these particles, and what can be learned from such a detection.
Coffee and biscuits at 15:30 in CM 211 (Maths Coffee Room).