APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Simona Murgia (UC Irvine)
Title: Indirect detection of dark matter with gamma rays: constraints and intriguing hints
Date (JST): Thu, Oct 30, 2014, 10:30 - 11:30
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 1306.pdf
Abstract: Evidence for dark matter is overwhelming. From experimental data we can infer that dark matter constitutes most of the matter in the Universe and that it interacts very weakly, and at least gravitationally, with ordinary matter. However we do not know what it is. Several theoretical models have been proposed that predict the existence of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) that are excellent dark matter candidates. The existence of WIMPs can be tested indirectly, primarily through their annihilation or decay into photons. In this talk I'll present the latest results on these searches.