Searching for hidden particles at CERN
Light, super-weakly interacting particles such as right-handed neutrinos are one of the possible candidates to explain the dark matter composition of our Universe. Searching for hints of the existence of such particles at the current high-energy experiments at the LHC is a big challenge. Therefore a future dedicated CERN facility, SHiP, is being proposed. Furthermore, future multi-purpose CERN facilities such as FCC-ee are being designed keeping high in the list of priorities the chance to observe such particles. In this talk I will briefly motivate the reasons for considering light, super-weakly interacting particles as dark matter candidates, and then describe in details the current and future experimental endeavours at CERN to observe such hidden particles."
Associate Professor Stefania Xella, University of Copenhagen