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

Improved methods for solar Dark Matter searches with the IceCube neutrino telescope

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer Terrace (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer Terrace

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 269
Poster contribution NU-EX Poster 2 DM and NU


Marcel Zoll (Stockholm Universitet)


Gravitationally captured Dark Matter in the form of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) can annihilate into standard-model particles, such as neutrinos. The IceCube neutrino detector at the South Pole is an excellent instrument to search for such a neutrino signal from the Sun. We present an alternative analysis approach which improves on previous ones, in background-dominated regions in particular. Newly developed techniques based on hit clustering and hit-based vetos allow a more accurate reconstruction and identification of events in the detector and thereby a stronger rejection of background. These techniques are applicable also to other IceCube analyses and event filters.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 895
Collaboration IceCube

Primary author

Marcel Zoll (Stockholm Universitet)

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