5. Theoretical Physics (CSN4)

Signatures from simple scalar WIMP candidates

by Dr Michael Tytgat (UGent)

Aula Seminari (LNF)

Aula Seminari


Via Enrico Fermi, 40 00044 Frascati (Roma)
Scalar WIMP are somewhat less popular than their fermionic counterparts. Yet, they have specific and interesting phenomenology and are rather well-motivated, at least from a bottom-up perspective to the dark matter particle problem. In this talk, after a personal perspective on some dark matter model building aspects, I will discuss in details the phenomenology of some very simple scalar WIMP candidates (i.e. the scalar 7-plet minimal dark matter candidate and a real scalar through the so-called vector-like portal), with a focus on their possible indirect detection through searches for gamma-ray spectral features