Aspects of WIMP Dark Matter Searches at Colliders and Other Probes

  • Enrico Morgante

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
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  3. Direct and Indirect WIMP Searches

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  4. LHC Searches

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      Pages 83-83
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  5. Back Matter
    Pages 185-212

About this book


This thesis covers several theoretical aspects of WIMP (weakly interacting massive particles) dark matter searches, with a particular emphasis on colliders. It mainly focuses on the use of effective field theories as a tool for Large Hadron Collider (LHC) searches, discussing in detail the issue of their validity, and on simplified dark matter models, which are receiving a growing attention from the physics community. It highlights the theoretical consistency of simplified models, which is essential in order to correctly exploit their potential and for them to be a common reference when comparing results from different experiments. This thesis is of interest to researchers (both theorists and experimentalists) in the field of dark matter searches, and offers a comprehensive introduction to dark matter and to WIMP searches for students and non-experts.


Dark Matter Searches WIMP Searches Dark Matter at the LHC Effective Theories EFT Validity Simplified Dark Matter Models

Authors and affiliations

  • Enrico Morgante
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  1. 1.Deutsches Elektronen-SynchrotronHamburgGermany

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