David Schaich
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Friday, November 29, 2019 - 12:00
Seminar Room (B46/5081)
Lattice field theory for composite dark matter

Abundant evidence indicates that dark matter accounts for most of the matter in the universe, but its fundamental nature remains unknown. I will discuss the intriguing possibility that dark matter may consist of composite particles arising from a new strongly interacting sector. After reviewing the motivations for and main features of composite dark matter, I will explain the role of lattice field theory as a means to obtain non-perturbative predictions of its properties. Such lattice calculations are needed to translate experimental results (from particle colliders, large underground detectors, and future gravitational-wave observatories) into constraints on composite dark matter.