Dark Matter Particles: What Could They Be? How Do We Look for Them?

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Columbus IJ (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Joseph Lykken , Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, Batavia, IL
Frameworks for particle physics beyond the Standard Model, including supersymmetry and extra spatial dimensions, predict dark matter as heavy partners of known particles. These ideas connect the direct detection of dark matter in the laboratory to astrophysical signals, to early universe cosmology, and to the production of even more exotic particles at the Large Hadron Collider and other accelerators.