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Institute for the Physics and Mathematics of the UniverseWPI

Direct and Indirect Dark Matter Search Experiment

Date: 14. February, from 15:30
Place: Room 031, basement floor, Research Centers Building, Kashiwa Campus of the University of Tokyo.
Speaker: Yuki Shimizu (Waseda University)
Title: Direct and Indirect Dark Matter Search Experiment
Abstract: In spite of its overall significance as a major component of the universe, little is known about the nature of dark matter, except some research suggest that it is non-baryonic and non-relativistic. With these features, weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) are thought to be one of the most probable candidates of dark matter, and experiments have been conducted to observe WIMPs directly or indirectly. In this talk, I will report two recent examples of WIMP search experiment. One is direct search carried out in the Kamioka underground observatory. The other is indirect search proposed by the CALET mission on the international space station.