15-18 June 2021
Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan
Asia/Tokyo timezone

Thermal Squeezeout for Strongly Interacting Dark Matter

18 Jun 2021, 20:00
Remote access (Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan)

Remote access

Kavli IPMU, Kashiwa, Japan

Kashiwa, Japan


Tracy Slatyer


I will discuss the potential importance of a dark hadronization phase transition in the early universe in setting the measured relic abundance, for a simple model of strongly interacting dark matter. Enhancement of the dark matter density within shrinking pockets of the deconfined phase leads to a dramatic reduction in the late-time dark matter abundance, allowing for much heavier dark matter than in the standard thermal freezeout scenario.

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