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Local Fermionic Dark Matter with Mass Dimension One

Speaker:Dr. D.V. Ahluwalia
Affiliation:University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
Date:December 1, 2008 (Mon)
Time:4:00-5:00 p.m.
Venue:Room 522, 5/F Chong Yuet Ming Physics Building


We present two new local quantum fields of mass dimension one. The fields satisfy fermionic statistics and are endowed with spin one half. These are based upon the dual helicity eigenspinors of the relevant charge conjugation operator. The mismatch of mass dimensionalities between the standard model fermions and the new fermions severely restricts the interactions between the new fields and the fields of the standard model. We show that the locality and helicity structure of the new fields are deeply intertwined with numerous theoretical and phenomenological implications.

Coffee and tea will be served 20 minutes prior to the seminar.