23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Dark matter searches with the Cherenkov Telescope Array

25 Jun 2014, 16:30
25m
Room 6 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 6

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter Indirect Detection Dark Matter: Indirect Detection

Speaker

Dr Christian Farnier (Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University)

Description

Dark matter searches with the Cherenkov Telescope Array Christian Farnier (Oskar Klein Centre - Stokckholm University) for the CTA Consortium The current paradigm of the Universe states that more than 80% of its mass content consists of dark matter of unknown origin. Since its discovery more than eighty years ago, the quest for dark matter identification is one of the most important questions in physics. Strongly motivated candidates in form of weakly interactive massive particles could give rise to detectable signatures in gamma rays. The Cherenkov Telescope Array, the next generation of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, will possess incomparable sensitivity to gamma-ray signal from few tens of GeV to few hundreds of TeV rendering possible to test a wide range a dark matter scenarios. In this presentation, I will review CTA prospects to detect dark matter from different target observations, including the galactic centre, dwarf galaxies and galaxy clusters.

Primary author

Dr Christian Farnier (Oskar Klein Centre, Stockholm University)

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