V. Zema - Overview on non-relativistic effective field theories for the direct dark matter search

The need of a reliable comparison among the several experimental searches of dark matter in lab has motivated the elaboration of a particular theoretical method, that involves both particle and nuclear-physics aspects. This method, known as "non relativistic effective field theories" (NREFT), is a theoretical tool to model the interactions of the dark matter (WIMP) particles with nuclei. I will provide an overview of this method and describe its applications for the observables of major interest. I will also discuss certain recent developments, that are aimed at extend the scientific potential of the original approach.
Vanessa Zema
PhD student in Astroparticle Physics
Gran Sasso Science Institute

Location Pontecorvo room
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