Supersymmetry and dark matter at the LHC
Marie-Hélène Genest, LPSC Grenoble
The presence of Cold Dark Matter in the universe has been evinced by a number of astrophysical experiments. Direct and indirect detection experiments are looking for evidences of the presence of this elusive new particle. In a completely complementary approach, one can look for the production of such weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) at the LHC, either by looking for direct production of such WIMPs or by looking for supersymmetry, an appealing theory beyond the Standard Model of particles which provides a natural Cold Dark Matter candidate.