Astro/Particle Journal Club

You are all invited to attend the bi-weekly Astro/Particle Journal club. In this meeting we will discuss literature of interest to the field, both recent and old. All are encouraged to bring papers along, as many papers makes for lively discussion. If you can please forward any papers you plan to bring to me ( so I can update the list below prior to the meeting it would be much appreciated.

I look forward seeing you there!

Upcoming Journal Club Paper(s)


           Status of the scalar singlet dark matter model






Recent Papers


"Non-cold" dark matter at small scales: a general approach

Riccardo MurgiaAlexander MerleMatteo VielMaximilian TotzauerAurel Schneider


      Suggested by: Anastasia

When the Universe Expands Too Fast: Relentless Dark Matter

Francesco D'EramoNicolas FernandezStefano Profumo


      Suggested by: Torsten/Andrzej



Search for associated production of dark matter with a Higgs boson decaying to b-bbar or gamma-gamma at sqrt(s) = 13 TeV

CMS Collaboration


      Discussed by: Kristian

Search for new physics with b→sℓ+ℓ− decays at LHCb

      Discussed by: Are


07/04/2017 - Majorana fermions discussion 

24/03/2017 - no journal club


Observations of M31 and M33 with the Fermi Large Area Telescope: a galactic center excess in Andromeda?

Fermi-LAT Collaboration


      Discussed by: Are

Searching for the QCD Axion with Gravitational Microlensing

Malcolm FairbairnDavid J. E. MarshJérémie Quevillon


      Discussed by: Torsten


Consistency of Hitomi, XMM-Newton and Chandra 3.5 keV data from Perseus​​​

Joseph P. ConlonFrancesca DayNicholas JenningsSven KrippendorfMarkus Rummel


      Discussed by: Signe/Andrzej


Probing Light Thermal Dark-Matter With a Higgs Portal Mediator​

Gordan Krnjaic


      Discussed by: Jeriek + cake for arXiv:1610.04613


Dark Matter's secret liaisons: phenomenology of a dark U(1) sector with bound states

Marco CirelliPaolo PanciKalliopi PetrakiFilippo SalaMarco Taoso


      Discussed by: Param/Ask

(In)dependence of Theta in the Higgs Regime without Axions​​

Mikhail ShifmanArkady Vainshtein


      Discussed by: Andrzej


Unifying inflation with the axion, dark matter, baryogenesis and the seesaw mechanism​​​

Guillermo BallesterosJavier RedondoAndreas RingwaldCarlos Tamarit


      Discussed by: Eirik


Accelerating the BSM interpretation of LHC data with machine learning

Gianfranco BertoneMarc Peter DeisenrothJong Soo KimSebastian LiemRoberto Ruiz de AustriMax Welling


      Discussed by: Jeriek

Disfavouring Electroweak Baryogenesis and a hidden Higgs in a CP-violating Two-Higgs-Doublet Model​

Anders HaarrAnders KvellestadTroels C. Petersen


      Discussed by: Anders


General calculation of the cross section for dark matter annihilations into two photons​​​​​​​

Camilo Garcia-CelyAndres Rivera


Discussed by: Torsten + cake for arXiv:1603.04884

Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae​​​​​​​

J. Nielsen, A. Guffanti, S. Sarkar

Discussed by: Alex


Ultralight scalars as cosmological dark matter​​​​​​​ 

Lam HuiJeremiah P. OstrikerScott TremaineEdward Witten


Discussed by: Andrzej + cake for arXiv:1611.00804


Make Dark Matter Charged Again 

Prateek AgrawalFrancis-Yan Cyr-RacineLisa RandallJakub Scholtz


Discussedested by: Andrzej 


Novel dark matter constraints from antiprotons in the light of AMS-02 

A. Cuoco, M. Krämer and M. Korsmeier 



          A possible dark matter annihilation signal in the AMS-02 antiproton data 

M. Cui et al. 



A fresh look at linear cosmological constraints on a decaying dark matter component

V. Poulin, P. Serpico and J. Lesgourgues 



          Gauge Mediation Models with Adjoint Messengers

I. Gogoladze et al. 




Particle Physics Models for the 17 MeV Anomaly in Beryllium Nuclear Decays

J. Feng et al.

arxiv: 1608.03591

Published Aug. 22, 2016 9:14 AM - Last modified Sep. 7, 2017 3:53 PM