(Stockholm University (SE))
Construction of the IceCube neutrino observatory was completed in early 2011, including a low-energy in-fill extension. This DeepCore sub-detector offers exciting opportunities for neutrino physics in the energy range of 10 GeV to 1 TeV. IceCube searches indirectly for dark matter via neutrinos from dark matter self-annihilations and has a high discovery potential through striking signatures. We report on the latest results from searches for dark matter self-annihilations in the Milky Way and nearby Galaxy clusters, as well as the search for signals from the Sun and Earth. Furthermore, a formalism for quickly and directly comparing event-level IceCube data with arbitrary annihilation spectra in detailed model scans, considering not only total event counts, but also event directions and energy estimators is presented. We show an application of this formalism to both model exclusion and parameter estimation in models of supersymmetry.
Financial Support Justification for Early-Stage Researchers
I am a Ph.D student at Stockholm University and was invited by the co-convener personally to present this talk. The flight costs from Europe are already very hard on the budget of a Ph.D student. It would be great help to get financial support by having not to pay the also rather high conference fees. I assume, asking for additional support towards the flight costs will not be possible?
Such financial support will make the trip financially more feasible for me.
I sincerely hope that support towards me travel is possible.
Thanks a lot, Matthias