Indirect searches for dark matter: Signal candidates and constraints

28 Aug 2015, 11:30
30m
Mountain Ballroom ()

Mountain Ballroom

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Speaker

Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)

Description

The currently leading hypothesis for dark matter in the Universe are Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs), and the best studied example for a WIMP is the lightest neutralino in supersymmetric theories. Searches for WIMP self-annihilation products are a promising way to identify these particles for the first time. Recent data from gamma-ray, radio, neutrino and cosmic-ray telescopes allow the detailed study of a large number of promising targets. However, with increasing observational precision it becomes also more and more challenging to understand astrophysical fore- and backgrounds at the required level. Here, I will give an overview over some of the recent signal candidates, the most relevant constraints, and the future of indirect searches for WIMP dark matter.

Primary author

Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)

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