August 28, 2023 to September 1, 2023
University of Vienna
Europe/Vienna timezone

Direct detection of heavy dark matter particles (> ~1 GeV)

Aug 30, 2023, 10:00 AM
Audimax (University of Vienna)


University of Vienna

Universitätsring 1 A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Plenary talk Dark matter and its detection Plenary session


Marcin Kuzniak (AstroCeNT / NCAC Polish Academy of Sciences)


Dark matter accounts for 23% of the mass-energy density of the Universe, however, its nature and origins remain the most important open questions in physics. The search for Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), one of the leading dark matter particle candidates, is now in a decisive phase, with experiments targeting both the high-mass and the low-mass (<10 GeV) WIMP scenarios. This talk will present the status of the leading experimental searches and summarize constraints on main theoretical models. Searches of heavy non-WIMP dark matter candidates will be also be briefly summarized. Finally, perspectives and limitations for future dark matter searches with very large next generation noble liquid detectors will be discussed.

Presentation materials