Effective theory of dark matter-nucleon interactions

Who: Riccardo Catena (University of Göttingen)
When: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 14:15
Where: The CP³ meeting room

I compare the general effective theory of one-body dark matter-nucleon interactions to current dark matter direct detection experiments and neutrino telescope observations, presenting exclusion limits on the coupling constants of the theory. In the analysis of direct detection
experiments, I focus on the interference of different dark matter-nucleon interaction operators, and on predictions observable at directional detectors. Interpreting neutrino telescope observations, I use new nuclear response functions recently derived through nuclear structure calculations, and show that Hydrogen is not the most important element in the dark matter capture by the Sun for the majority of the spin-dependent dark matter-nucleon interaction operators.


Slides from the talk