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dc.contributor.advisorChacko, Zackariaen_US
dc.contributor.authorAgrawal, Prateeken_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-10-11T06:09:47Z
dc.date.available2012-10-11T06:09:47Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/13235
dc.description.abstractAstrophysical observations point to the fact that most of the matter density in the universe is in the form of a non-luminous “dark matter”. No particles detected so far satisfy the criteria to be dark matter candidates. If the present day dark matter density is set by thermal freeze out due to the expansion of the universe, then the dark matter particles likely have weak-scale interactions with ordinary matter. This opens up the possibility of detecting them in current experiments. We focus on a novel class of models — flavored dark matter — which contains multiple copies, or flavors, of dark matter particles, in analogy with the three copies of matter particles observed in nature. We classify such models and consider their implications for various dark matter searches. As an example, we choose one specific model with tau flavored dark matter, and consider its prospects for detection at the Large Hadron Collider.en_US
dc.titleFlavored Dark Matteren_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.contributor.departmentPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledPhysicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledParticle physicsen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledAstrophysicsen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledbeyond the standard modelen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolleddark matteren_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledflavoren_US


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