Date and time: Tuesday,  February 15th @16:00 (CET)

Speaker: Tracy Slatyer (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Title: Thermal Squeezeout for Strongly Interacting Dark Matter

Abstract:  I will discuss the potential importance of a dark-sector phase transition in the early universe in setting the measured relic abundance, for a simple model of strongly interacting dark matter. Enhancement of the dark matter density within shrinking pockets of the high-temperature phase leads to a dramatic reduction in the late-time dark matter abundance, allowing for much heavier dark matter than in the standard thermal freezeout scenario.

Slides: files/Squeezeout_HiDDeN_Feb2022_Slatyer.pdf

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