A model-independent tool for bounds from direct dark matter searches

Who: Eugenio Del Nobile (UCLA)
When: Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 14:00
Where: The CP³ meeting room

In order to favor the comparison of the different dark matter search data, the experimental collaborations typically translate their results into bounds or allowed regions within a specific dark matter model, namely spin-independent or spin-dependent dark matter-nucleon interaction. However, these may not be the interactions realized in nature, and in fact one could imagine models leading to different couplings. In this talk we will present a simple method to translate limits from one interaction model to another. A Mathematica code allows to quickly determine bounds on a large class of models, from renormalizable interactions to effective operators to electromagnetic couplings and so on.


Slides from the talk