Abstract: I will describe how the Sun can be used as a laboratory for constraining models of particle physics beyond the Standard Model. In particular, I will focus on searches for high-energy neutrinos from annihilation of dark matter in the solar core, and their implications for supersymmetry. If time permits, I will also discuss a way to probe theories containing light bosonic states using line formation in the photosphere, along with prospects for solving the solar abundance problem.
The Sun as a particle physics laboratory, Pat Scott (McGill University)
Dec. 14 - 21:30 - 2012
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