July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

Dark Matter Searches: Status and Prospects

Aug 4, 2015, 9:00 AM
World Forum Theater (World Forum)

World Forum Theater

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern University)


Figuring out the nature of dark matter is one of the greatest questions in physics today. While we see its effect in a wide variety of astrophysical and cosmological measurements, a description of its composition and properties has remained elusive. The hunt for dark matter is taking place in three different and complimentary fronts: looking for the end products of potential dark matter annihilation, decay or other interactions with the standard model in the cosmos (indirect detection); looking for evidence of dark matter production at colliders, and looking for potential interactions between the local dark matter and laboratory detectors (direct detection). In this talk I will concentrate on direct detection. Our ignorance of the properties of dark matter imply that direct detection efforts must span a huge parameter space of dark matter mass and cross section. I will overview the current efforts to find dark matter, from extremely light axions to massive particles thousands of times heavier than the proton.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 1169
Collaboration -- not specified --

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Enectali Figueroa-Feliciano (Northwestern University)

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