Michael Schmidt: Sterile neutrino dark matter from scalar decay

Date of publication: 7. 3. 2023
Joint FMF-JSI high energy physics seminar
Thursday
9
March
Time:
14:00 - 15:00
Location:
Tea room of F1 department (IJS) and Zoom

Michael Schmidt: Sterile neutrino dark matter from scalar decay

A sterile neutrino with a keV-scale mass is a well-motivated dark matter candidate. After an introduction to keV sterile neutrinos and their phenomenology, I will argue that the decay of a scalar boson to sterile neutrinos in the early universe is an attractive possibility to generate the keV sterile neutrino dark matter abundance. I will discuss different scenarios and their implications for the dark matter abundance and the free-streaming horizon which quantifies the scale beyond which sterile neutrino dark matter suppresses the matter power spectrum.

https://indico.ijs.si/e/1612