Asymptotically Safe Dark Matter

Preprint number: CP3-Origins-2014-47 DNRF90 and DIAS-2014-47
Authors: Francesco Sannino (CP3-Origins & DIAS) and Ian M. Shoemaker (CP3-Origins & DIAS)
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We introduce a new paradigm for dark matter interactions according to which the interaction strength is asymptotically safe. In models of this type, the interaction strength is small at low energies but increases at higher energies towards a finite constant value of the coupling. The net effect is to partially offset direct detection constraints without affecting thermal freeze-out at higher energies. High-energy collider and indirect annihilation searches are the primary ways to constrain or discover asymptotically safe dark matter.