Naturalness in the Dark

Speaker: Nathaniel Craig, UC Santa Barbara

When: November 3, 2015 (Tue), 12:30PM to 01:30PM (add to my calendar)
Location: SCI 595

This event is part of the HET Seminar Series.

Null results at the LHC appear to have placed the idea of electroweak naturalness under increasing strain. In this talk I'll discuss a broad class of natural theories where the new degrees of freedom relevant for naturalness lie in hidden sectors and are largely unconstrained by LHC data. Rather than rendering electroweak naturalness untestable, they give rise to new signatures at the LHC, including displaced decays and other exotic signatures. They also furnish a variety of viable dark matter candidates testable at current and future experiments.