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Thursday, October 8th 2015
Speaker: Rouzbeh Allahverdi
Subject: Light/Multicomponent Dark Matter: A Simple Model and Detection Prospects

I present a simple extension of the Standard Model that gives rise to post-sphaleron baryogenesis by introducing colored scalar fields. The model can accommodate a fermionic dark matter (DM) candidate of O(GeV) mass whose stability is tied to proton stability. The supersymmetric extension of this model is straightforward and can realize a multicomponent DM scenario. I discuss prospects for direct and indirect detection of the DM candidate(s) and possible collider signals of the model.

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