Dark Matter from Minimal Flavor Violation


Batell, B. (2011). Dark Matter from Minimal Flavor Violation. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11090073


Batell, Brian. Dark Matter from Minimal Flavor Violation. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 23, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11090073


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:11090073,
            doi = {10.48660/11090073},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11090073},
            author = {Batell, Brian},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Dark Matter from Minimal Flavor Violation},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:11090073 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Brian Batell University of Pittsburgh


Stability on cosmological time scales constitutes one of the few robust guiding principles in the formulation of a theory of dark matter. This suggests the existence of a stabilizing symmetry associated to dark matter. I will explore several examples of stabilizing symmetries beyond the canonical Z_2 parity, such as Abelian Z_N discrete gauge symmetries, Non-Abelian discrete symmetries, and flavor symmetries.