Thermal Relics Below an MeV

I will discuss a class of models in which thermal dark matter is lighter than an MeV. If dark matter thermalizes with the Standard Model below the temperature of neutrino-photon decoupling, constraints from measurements of the effective number of neutrino species are alleviated. This framework motivates new experiments in the direct search for sub-MeV thermal dark matter and light force carriers.

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Seminar
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017 - 13:00 to 14:30
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Sky Room
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394