Some Minimal Cosmologies for Dark Sectors

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One generic possibility for the origins of dark matter is its production from an internally thermalized hidden sector, with little to no direct involvement of the Standard Model. Any theory that invokes such a thermal dark radiation bath has to address the question of how this dark radiation bath was initially populated in the early universe. Here, we study how the simplest and most robust cosmic histories for minimal hidden sectors inform the signals of hidden sector dark matter, and present some new targets for direct detection and other terrestrial experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationIlluminating Dark Matter - Proceedings of a Simons Symposium, 2018
EditorsRouven Essig, Jonathan Feng, Kathryn Zurek
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030315924
StatePublished - 2019
EventSimons Symposium on Illuminating Dark Matter, 2018 - Krün, Germany
Duration: May 13 2018May 19 2018

Publication series

NameAstrophysics and Space Science Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1570-6591
ISSN (Electronic)1570-6605


ConferenceSimons Symposium on Illuminating Dark Matter, 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Spectroscopy
  • Space and Planetary Science
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics


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