Dark Matter and Particle Physics

  title={Dark Matter and Particle Physics},
  author={Michael E. Peskin},
  journal={Journal of the Physical Society of Japan},
  • M. Peskin
  • Published 10 July 2007
  • Physics, Philosophy
  • Journal of the Physical Society of Japan
Astrophysicists now know that 80% of the matter in the universe is “dark matter”, composed of neutral and weakly interacting elementary particles that are not part of the Standard Model of particle physics. I will summarize the evidence for dark matter. I will explain why I expect dark matter particles to be produced at the CERN LHC. We will then need to characterize the new weakly interacting particles and demonstrate that they the same particles that are found in the cosmos. I will describe… 

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