SEZIONE DI ROMA I
Astrophysical observations have provided compelling proof for the existence of a non-baryonic dark component of the universe: Dark Matter (DM). The DM abundance is precisely measured but its nature is still not known.A compelling hypothesis is that DM is weakly interacting (WIMP) and can be directly produced and detected at the LHC. This talk will present an overview of the DM search programs in the ATLAS and CMS collaborations, in terms of both experimental strategies and theoretical benchmarks. The talk will then focus on the experimental searches involving top and bottom quark final states, both in terms of ATLAS results with the full 2015+2016 dataset and future perspectives.
Pani Priscilla (CERN)