Going one up on Dark Matter, strongly

Parampreet Walia, FI

Advancements in experiments for unveiling the nature of Dark Matter (DM) call for more accurate predictions from theorists. Thus a lot of recent interest has developed in calculating higher order corrections to DM annihilation and scattering processes.

Typical Majorana WIMP annihilation to fermions is helicity suppressed. But emission of an extra gauge boson can lift this suppression. Electroweak bremsstrahlung has been studied in much detail earlier, but surprisingly not equal attention has been given to gluon bremsstrahlung.

The major difference between the two cases comes from the fact that quarks and gluons fragment to form hadrons.  Computing the spectrum from model to model basis is computationally expensive. I will present a computation friendly approach, which agrees with the real spectrum to a very high accuracy. And then in the end, I would also discuss the impact of QCD corrections on relic density calculations.

(The slides are now available)

Weekly Theory Seminar. Note the time!

Published Mar. 28, 2016 12:10 PM - Last modified Mar. 31, 2016 10:01 AM