Bulletin of the American Physical Society
2018 Joint Fall Meeting of the Texas Sections of APS, AAPT and Zone 13 of the SPS
Volume 63, Number 18
Friday–Saturday, October 19–20, 2018; University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Session C05: High Energy and Particle Physics I
2:25 PM–4:01 PM,
Friday, October 19, 2018
Science and Engineering Classroom (SEC) Room: 101
Chair: Trey Holik, Angelo State University
Abstract ID: BAPS.2018.TSF.C05.6
Abstract: C05.00006 : Potential explanation of why both dark matter WIMPs and supersymmetry have so far not been observed, and prospects for observing a new dark matter candidate at the LHC or in other collider experiments
3:25 PM–3:37 PM
(Texas A&M University)
(Texas A&M University)
In the words of two recent papers, "Supersymmetric models of particle physics have been under assault from both collider search experiments and direct and indirect dark matter detection experiments''  and "With the advent of the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, and a new generation of astroparticle experiments, the moment of truth has come for WIMPs [weakly interacting massive particles]: either we will discover them in the next five to ten years, or we will witness their inevitable decline.'' Here we will consider the potential of the CMS and ATLAS experiments at the LHC, and proposed future collider experiments, for discovering either the neutralinos of supersymmetry or a newly proposed kind of dark matter candidate. The recently proposed particle has weaker couplings to W and Z bosons, and therefore lower cross sections for production, than the neutralino. In addition, its presence permits supersymmetric partners to have masses at higher energy scales. The existence of the new particle would then help to explain why both dark matter WIMPs and supersymmetry have so far eluded detection.
 Howard Baer, Vernon Barger, Dibyashree Sengupta, and Xerxes Tata, arXiv:1803.11210 [hep-ph]
 Gianfranco Bertone, Nature 68, 389 (2010), arXiv:1011.3532 [astro-ph.CO].
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