Colliding clusters of galaxies show the separation of ordinary matter (in pink) from dark matter (in blue). NASA, ESA, CXC, M. Bradac (University of California, Santa Barbara), and S. Allen (Stanford University)
Colliding clusters of galaxies show the separation of ordinary matter (in pink) from dark matter (in blue). NASA, ESA, CXC, M. Bradac (University of California, Santa Barbara), and S. Allen (Stanford University)

 

The Beyond Standard Model Working Group brings together both theorists and experimentalists working on diverse topics within particle and astroparticle physics, including dark matter searches and phenomenology, supersymmetry searches, and neutrino phenomenology. Within the field of dark matter, theorists at the OKC work on phenomenological interpretations of possible dark matter signals and theoretical predictions from models. Involvement in dark matter direct detection experiments includes XENON and a nucleic acid detector. Indirect detection, looking for the annihilation or decay products of WIMPs, includes searches performed with gamma-ray observations by the FERMI-LAT satellite, the HESS Cherenkov telescope, and soon CTA, and with the neutrino telescope IceCube. Experimentalists working with ATLAS at the Large Hadron Collider are searching for evidence of dark matter produced in the detector, and for other new particles and particle properties that are not predicted in the current Standard Model. Theorists working in neutrino phenomenology are studying the many ways in which neutrinos may reveal physics beyond the Standard Model, which is driving experimental efforts including by IceCube to measure or constrain these neutrino properties.

Meetings and Contact

The Beyond the Standard Model working group has bi-weekly meetings which contain both a short presentation and a discussion of recent papers.  

Organizers : Chad Finley (cfinley@fysik.su.se), Alfredo Davide Ferella (alfredo.ferella@fysik.su.se), Miguel A. Sánchez-Conde (sanchezconde@fysik.su.se)

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 Beyond the Standard Model Working Group
Beyond the Standard Model Working Group