Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

LHC experiments for long-lived particles of the dark sector

Jul 5, 2021, 6:04 PM
Invited talk in the parallel session Interacting Dark Matter Interacting Dark Matter


Vasiliki Mitsou (IFIC - Univ. of Valencia and CSIC (ES))


Dark matter scenarios are being tested at the LHC in the general-purpose experiments through promptly decaying states. In parallel, new dedicated detectors have been proposed for the LHC to probe dark matter portal theories predicting long-lived particles that decay away from the interaction point: MoEDAL-MAPP, MoEDAL-MALL, FASER, CODEX-b, MATHUSLA, AL3X, ANUBIS, milliQan. In addition, the SHiP beam-dump experiment is planned to operate with the SPS beam to extend the discovery reach for such particles. The detector design and expected physics sensitivity of these experiments will be presented with emphasis on scenarios explaining the nature of dark matter.

Primary author

Vasiliki Mitsou (IFIC - Univ. of Valencia and CSIC (ES))

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