Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 24th February 2016 at 13:00
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 12:45)

Big Bang Synthesis of Nuclear Dark Matter

Stephen West (Royal Holloway, University of London)


I will start by reviewing a range of non-standard dark matter models including models employing asymmetric dark matter and freeze-in. I will then go on to outline models of Nuclear Dark Matter, where the dark matter states are composite objects consisting of ``dark nucleons”. I will outline some of the novel features of this idea and how the composite nature can lead to interesting signatures in direct detection experiments.