4-11 July 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Latest Results on Searches for Dark Matter from IceCube

6 Jul 2012, 16:45
15m
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 11. Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Room 216 - Top Quark Physics / Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology - TR4 & TR11

Speaker

Mr Matthias Danninger (Stockholm University (SE))

Description

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

Primary author

Mr Matthias Danninger (Stockholm University (SE))

Co-author

Collaboration The IceCube (see author list)

Presentation materials