Project level: Honours

The simplest model for dark matter is another scalar particle, with no charges under any of the Standard Model gauge groups. There are many very different constraints on this model. The project is to extend existing combinations of those constraints to also consider stability of the electroweak vacuum in the case that singlet gets a vacuum expectation value of its own, and to improve existing treatments of unitarity and perturbativity.

Starting points: arXiv:1806.11281, arXiv:1805.07306

Project members

Dr Pat Scott

ARC Future Fellowship
School of Mathematics and Physics