Simplified models for dark matter searches at the LHC. / Abdallah, Jalal; Araujo, Henrique; Arbey, Alexandre; Ashkenazi, Adi; Belyaev, Alexander; Berger, Joshua; Boehm, Celine; Boveia, Antonio; Brennan, Amelia; Brooke, Jim; Buchmueller, Oliver; Buckley, Matthew; Busoni, Giorgio; Calibbi, Lorenzo; Chauhan, Sushil; Daci, Nadir; Davies, Gavin; De Bruyn, Isabelle; De Jong, Paul; De Roeck, Albert; de Vries, Kees; Del Re, Daniele; De Simone, Andrea; Di Simone, Andrea; Doglioni, Caterina; Dolan, Matthew; Dreiner, Herbi K.; Ellis, John; Eno, Sarah; Etzion, Erez; Fairbairn, Malcolm; Feldstein, Brian; Flaecher, Henning; Feng, Eric; Fox, Patrick; Genest, Marie Hélène; Gouskos, Loukas; Gramling, Johanna; Haisch, Ulrich; Harnik, Roni; Hibbs, Anthony; Hoh, Siewyan; Hopkins, Walter; Ippolito, Valerio; Jacques, Thomas; Kahlhoefer, Felix; Khoze, Valentin V.; Kirk, Russell; Korn, Andreas; Kotov, Khristian; Kunori, Shuichi; Landsberg, Greg; Liem, Sebastian; Lin, Tongyan; Lowette, Steven; Lucas, Robyn; Malgeri, Luca; Malik, Sarah; McCabe, Christopher; Mete, Alaettin Serhan; Morgante, Enrico; Mrenna, Stephen; Nakahama, Yu; Newbold, Dave; Nordstrom, Karl; Pani, Priscilla; Papucci, Michele; Pataraia, Sophio; Penning, Bjoern; Pinna, Deborah; Polesello, Giacomo; Racco, Davide; Re, Emanuele; Riotto, Antonio Walter; Rizzo, Thomas; Salek, David; Sarkar, Subir; Schramm, Steven; Skubic, Patrick; Slone, Oren; Smirnov, Juri; Soreq, Yotam; Sumner, Timothy; Tait, Tim M P; Thomas, Marc; Tomalin, Ian; Tunnell, Christopher; Vichi, Alessandro; Volansky, Tomer; Weiner, Neal; West, Stephen M.; Wielers, Monika; Worm, Steven; Yavin, Itay; Zaldivar, Bryan; Zhou, Ning; Zurek, Kathryn.

In: Physics of the Dark Universe, Vol. 9-10, 09.2015, p. 8-23.

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  • Jalal Abdallah
  • Henrique Araujo
  • Alexandre Arbey
  • Adi Ashkenazi
  • Alexander Belyaev
  • Joshua Berger
  • Celine Boehm
  • Antonio Boveia
  • Amelia Brennan
  • Jim Brooke
  • Oliver Buchmueller
  • Matthew Buckley
  • Giorgio Busoni
  • Lorenzo Calibbi
  • Sushil Chauhan
  • Nadir Daci
  • Gavin Davies
  • Isabelle De Bruyn
  • Paul De Jong
  • Albert De Roeck
  • Kees de Vries
  • Daniele Del Re
  • Andrea De Simone
  • Andrea Di Simone
  • Caterina Doglioni
  • Matthew Dolan
  • Herbi K. Dreiner
  • John Ellis
  • Sarah Eno
  • Erez Etzion
  • Malcolm Fairbairn
  • Brian Feldstein
  • Henning Flaecher
  • Eric Feng
  • Patrick Fox
  • Marie Hélène Genest
  • Loukas Gouskos
  • Johanna Gramling
  • Ulrich Haisch
  • Roni Harnik
  • Anthony Hibbs
  • Siewyan Hoh
  • Walter Hopkins
  • Valerio Ippolito
  • Thomas Jacques
  • Felix Kahlhoefer
  • Valentin V. Khoze
  • Andreas Korn
  • Khristian Kotov
  • Shuichi Kunori
  • Greg Landsberg
  • Sebastian Liem
  • Tongyan Lin
  • Steven Lowette
  • Robyn Lucas
  • Luca Malgeri
  • Sarah Malik
  • Christopher McCabe
  • Alaettin Serhan Mete
  • Enrico Morgante
  • Stephen Mrenna
  • Yu Nakahama
  • Dave Newbold
  • Karl Nordstrom
  • Priscilla Pani
  • Michele Papucci
  • Sophio Pataraia
  • Bjoern Penning
  • Deborah Pinna
  • Giacomo Polesello
  • Davide Racco
  • Emanuele Re
  • Antonio Walter Riotto
  • Thomas Rizzo
  • David Salek
  • Subir Sarkar
  • Steven Schramm
  • Patrick Skubic
  • Oren Slone
  • Juri Smirnov
  • Yotam Soreq
  • Timothy Sumner
  • Tim M P Tait
  • Marc Thomas
  • Ian Tomalin
  • Christopher Tunnell
  • Alessandro Vichi
  • Tomer Volansky
  • Neal Weiner
  • Monika Wielers
  • Steven Worm
  • Itay Yavin
  • Bryan Zaldivar
  • Ning Zhou
  • Kathryn Zurek


This document outlines a set of simplified models for dark matter and its interactions with Standard Model particles. It is intended to summarize the main characteristics that these simplified models have when applied to dark matter searches at the LHC, and to provide a number of useful expressions for reference. The list of models includes both s-channel and t-channel scenarios. For s-channel, spin-0 and spin-1 mediation is discussed, and also realizations where the Higgs particle provides a portal between the dark and visible sectors. The guiding principles underpinning the proposed simplified models are spelled out, and some suggestions for implementation are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8-23
Number of pages16
JournalPhysics of the Dark Universe
Early online date11 Aug 2015
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2015
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