Theory Seminar

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Speaker: Gabriel Lee

Time: 3:30PM -- 4:30PM

Location: HP4351

Title:  Bound State Formation for Dark Hadrons

Abstract:  Dark matter charged under a hidden nonabelian gauge group generically undergoes a confining phase transition in the early universe. Depending on the matter content in the model, this transition can produce a variety of colour singlet states in the confined phase, and these can undergo a second stage of annihilation. It has previously been claimed that this second-stage cross section is geometric. We examine this claim by calculating the cross section using two different methods.