Free Meson Seminars
Model-independent Astrophysical Constraints on Leptophilic Dark Matter in the Framework of Tsallis Statistics
by Mr. Atanu Guha (BITS Pilani, Goa)
Thursday, September 12, 2019 from to (Asia/Kolkata)
I will discuss model-independent astrophysical constraints on leptophilic dark matter (DM), considering its thermal production in a supernova core and taking into account core temperature fluctuations within the framework of q-deformed Tsallis statistics. In an effective field theory approach, where the DM fermions interact with the Standard Model via dimension-six operators of either scalar-pseudoscalar, vector-axial vector, or tensor-axial tensor type, we obtain bounds on the effective cut-off scale Λ from supernova cooling and free-streaming of DM from supernova core, and from thermal relic density considerations, depending on the DM mass and the q-deformation parameter.