23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

New directions in Dark Matter Searches from the Sun

24 Jun 2014, 16:30
20m
Room 6 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 6

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter Indirect Detection Dark Matter: Indirect Detection

Speaker

Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan University)

Description

Dark matter particles captured by the Sun through scattering may annihilate and produce neutrinos, which escape. Current searches have focused on the high-energy neutrino signal produced in the prompt decays of some final states. Interactions of hadronic annihilation products lead to other interesting final states with potentially observable neutrino signals. The talk will discuss the sensitivity of present and future neutrino detectors towards observing these neutrino signals. The talk will further review astrophysical uncertainties in the dark matter capture process in the Sun and describe their impact on the sensitivity of indirect dark matter searches.

Primary author

Carsten Rott (Sungkyunkwan University)

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