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Simplified models for dark matter searches at the LHC.

Abdallah, Jalal and Araujo, Henrique and Arbey, Alexandre and Ashkenazi, Adi and Belyaev, Alexander and Berger, Joshua and Boehm, Celine and Boveia, Antonio and Brennan, Amelia and Brooke, Jim and Buchmueller, Oliver and Buckley, Matthew and Busoni, Giorgio and Calibbi, Lorenzo and Chauhan, Sushil and Daci, Nadir and Davies, Gavin and De Bruyn, Isabelle and De Jong, Paul and De Roeck, Albert and de Vries, Kees and Del Re, Daniele and De Simone, Andrea and Di Simone, Andrea and Doglioni, Caterina and Dolan, Matthew and Dreiner, Herbi K. and Ellis, John and Eno, Sarah and Etzion, Erez and Fairbairn, Malcolm and Feldstein, Brian and Flaecher, Henning and Feng, Eric and Fox, Patrick and Genest, Marie-Hélène and Gouskos, Loukas and Gramling, Johanna and Haisch, Ulrich and Harnik, Roni and Hibbs, Anthony and Hoh, Siewyan and Hopkins, Walter and Ippolito, Valerio and Jacques, Thomas and Kahlhoefer, Felix and Khoze, Valentin V. and Kirk, Russell and Korn, Andreas and Kotov, Khristian and Kunori, Shuichi and Landsberg, Greg and Liem, Sebastian and Lin, Tongyan and Lowette, Steven and Lucas, Robyn and Malgeri, Luca and Malik, Sarah and McCabe, Christopher and Mete, Alaettin Serhan and Morgante, Enrico and Mrenna, Stephen and Nakahama, Yu and Newbold, Dave and Nordstrom, Karl and Pani, Priscilla and Papucci, Michele and Pataraia, Sophio and Penning, Bjoern and Pinna, Deborah and Polesello, Giacomo and Racco, Davide and Re, Emanuele and Riotto, Antonio Walter and Rizzo, Thomas and Salek, David and Sarkar, Subir and Schramm, Steven and Skubic, Patrick and Slone, Oren and Smirnov, Juri and Soreq, Yotam and Sumner, Timothy and Tait, Tim M.P. and Thomas, Marc and Tomalin, Ian and Tunnell, Christopher and Vichi, Alessandro and Volansky, Tomer and Weiner, Neal and West, Stephen M. and Wielers, Monika and Worm, Steven and Yavin, Itay and Zaldivar, Bryan and Zhou, Ning and Zurek, Kathryn (2015) 'Simplified models for dark matter searches at the LHC.', Physics of the dark universe., 9-10 . pp. 8-23.


This document a 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 -channel and -channel scenarios. For -channel, spin-0 and spin-1 mediations are 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.

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Publisher statement:© 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access article under the CC BY license (
Date accepted:03 August 2015
Date deposited:30 May 2018
Date of first online publication:11 August 2015
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