Dark Matter via inverse phase transition

The speaker will discuss a novel mechanism of Dark Matter production through an inverse phase transition. He will focus on a simple Z_2-symmetric model of Dark Matter composed of a scalar singlet. Due to couplings to other matter fields, Z_2-symmetry is spontaneously broken at very early times, and the Dark Matter field is offset from zero. As the Universe expands, Z_2-symmetry is restored, and the Dark Matter field starts oscillating around zero contributing to the pressureless fluid of the Universe. This simple picture of Dark Matter production admits multiple realisations depending on the nature of symmetry breaking couplings: purely gravitational, magnetic, or due to the interaction with the thermal bath. the speaker will discuss phenomenological consequences in each of these cases.

時間:2021.04.06(二) 21:00
講者: Sabir Ramazanov(Prague, Inst. Phys.)

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“Copernicus Webinar and Colloquium Series”: To promote scientific discussions during this pandemic, they are organizing an online seminar series, i.e. Copernicus Webinar Series, seeking the most outstanding speakers to introduce innovative ideas and important progress in the field of gravity and cosmology. This series is named after the famous Polish Astronomer, Nicolaus Copernicus, whose discovery eventually marked the dawn of modern science.


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