Doctoral Dissertation

21.10.2016 M.Sc. Ville Vaskonen (Faculty of Mathematics and Science, Theoretical Physics)


21.10.2016 12:00 — 15:00

Location: Ylistonrinne , FYS1
M.Sc. Ville Vaskonen defends his doctoral dissertation in Theoretical Physics ”Dark Matter and Baryogenesis in Higgs Portal Models”. Opponent Professor James M. Cline (McGill University, Kanada) and custos Professor Kimmo Kainulainen (University of Jyväskylä).


This work focuses on two of the main issues in current understanding of particle physics described by the Standard Model. The Standard Model, despite of its success, is not complete. Existence of dark matter has been clearly verified, but its nature is unknown. Also, the baryon asymmetry in the Universe hints that the Standard Model has to be extended. In this thesis we study Higgs portal models which both contain dark matter candidates, and can provide for a successful production of the baryon asymmetry.