May 29, 2018 to June 3, 2018
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center
US/Pacific timezone

Searching for Ultra-Heavy Dark Matter

May 31, 2018, 4:10 PM
South Foyer | Pinon Room (Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center)

South Foyer | Pinon Room

Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Conference Center

44600 Indian Wells Lane, Indian Wells, CA 92210, USA
Parallel DM Dark Matter


Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)


Observational bounds on the mass of dark matter could allow the dark matter to be as heavy as $10^{48}$ GeV. Such ultra-heavy dark matter candidates emerge as composite objects produced as a result of significant self-interactions in the dark sector. Detection of this kind of dark matter raises new challenges — the low number density of these particles requires detectors with a large target volume, while the transit of an individual ultra-heavy dark matter particle can lead to significant energy deposition. Leveraging the fact that the transit speed of dark matter is $\sim$220 km/s, well below relativistic speeds but above terrestrial speeds, we discuss methods to search for ultra-heavy dark matter.
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Primary author

Surjeet Rajendran (UC Berkeley)

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