Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Searching for annihilating dark matter in nearby galaxies and galaxy clusters with IceCube

Jun 24, 2014, 5:00 PM
Room 6 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 6

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Dark Matter Indirect Detection Dark Matter: Indirect Detection


Meike de With (Humboldt University, Berlin)


In many models, the self-annihilation of dark matter particles will create neutrinos which can be detected on Earth. An excess flux of these neutrinos is expected from regions of increased dark matter density, for example galaxies and galaxy clusters. The IceCube neutrino observatory, a cubic-kilometer neutrino detector at the South Pole, is capable of detecting neutrinos down to energies of the order of 10 GeV. Therefore it is able to constrain the self-annihilation cross section in a mass range where many models predict the WIMP mass to be. We will present the first search for neutrinos from dark matter annihilations in (dwarf) galaxies and clusters with the full IceCube detector.

Primary author

Meike de With (Humboldt University, Berlin)


Alexander Kappes (Friedrich-Alexander-Univ. Erlangen (DE)) Dr Elisa Bernardini (DESY, Zeuthen)

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