• Nov 12 2013

    WITS node seminar: Prof. Giacomo Cacciapaglia (Insitut de Physique Nucleaire, Lyon-1)

    The National Institute for Theoretical Physics, and the Centre for Theoretical Physics, School of Physics, would like to invite to its coming talk in the theoretical physics seminar series, entitled:

    "Dark Matter in a twisted bottles"

    to be presented by Prof. Giacomo Cacciapaglia (Insitut de Physique Nucleaire, Lyon-1)

    Abstract: We consider dark matter arising from an exact symmetry left over from the compactification of extra dimensions. The ideal space is a Real Projective plane, close relative of the Klein bottle. We will show how a natural Dark Matter candidate arises in such a scenario and how its mass is constrained by the WMAP data. Finally, a comparison with the data from Direct Detection and the LHC will be discussed, showing that both are close to excluding the interesting mass range, or to a discovery.

    Date: Tuesday, 12th November 2013
    Venue: Frank Nabarro Lecture Theatre P216
    Time: 13.20 - 14.10

    Dr Alan S. Cornell

    The slides are available below in Scribd:

    2013 11 12 NITheP Wits talk by Giacomo Cacciapaglia