Victor Baules (UA) – HEP Seminar – Spring 2021

Speaker: Victor Baules (UA)

Title: A look at Planckian Interacting Massive Particles as Dark Matter

Abstract: Motivated by lack of experimental dark matter signatures, Planckian Interacting Dark Matter (PIDM) is a minimal model of dark matter with only gravitational interactions that may provide an alternative to current dark matter models. In this talk, I will discuss the relevant theory and phenomenology of uncharged PIDM, as well as touch upon a variation of PIDM charged under an unbroken U(1) gauge symmetry. A few examples of PIDM implemented into existing scenarios of inflation will also be briefly described.