Münster 2017 – wissenschaftliches Programm
SYDM 1.1: Hauptvortrag
Mittwoch, 29. März 2017, 14:00–14:35, H 1
Effective field theories for dark matter direct detection — •Martin Hoferichter — Institute for Nuclear Theory, University of Washington, Seattle
In the interpretation of direct detection experiments scales ranging from the appearance of physics beyond the Standard Model down to nuclear energy levels matter, and for each energy region the appropriate degrees of freedoms need to be considered to extract robust constraints on the nature of dark matter. This task can be achieved by matching a tower of effective field theories that delineates how the dark matter properties are encoded in a handful of couplings accessible in experiment. In the talk I will give an overview over this approach, concentrating on the nuclear and hadronic physics required to turn limits on the direct detection rates into constraints on the dark matter parameter space.