Author ORCID Identifier

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1058-5324

Year of Publication

2021

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Document Type

Doctoral Dissertation

College

Arts and Sciences

Department/School/Program

Physics and Astronomy

First Advisor

Dr. Richard J. Hill

Abstract

Weakly-interacting-massive-particles (WIMPs) are a large class of viable dark matter candidates. We compute cross sections for electroweak-doublet WIMPs scattering on atomic nuclei, at leading and subleading order using heavy WIMP effective field theory. Neutrino-nucleon charged current elastic scattering is an important process in the detectors of long baseline accelerator neutrino oscillation experiments. We compute QED radiative corrections to this process employing soft-collinear effective field theory.

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

https://doi.org/10.13023/etd.2021.241

Funding Information

This study was supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (No. DE‐SC0019095) from 2018 to 2021.

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