22-29 July 2015
Europe/Vienna timezone

Halo-independent tests of dark matter direct detection signals

Jul 24, 2015, 5:00 PM


talk Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, Gravitation


Juan Herrero Garcia (KTH)


I will discuss halo-independent tests of direct detection signals that we have derived in two recent works. In the first part [based on 1502.03342], I will discuss a halo-independent lower bound on the DM capture rate in the Sun from a direct detection signal, with which one can set limits on the branching ratios into different channels from the absence of a high-energy neutrino flux in neutrino telescopes. In the second part [based on 1505.05710], I will discuss a lower bound one can set on the product of the DM-nucleon cross section and the energy density from a direct detection signal that is independent of the velocity distribution, and how this bound can be combined with limits from local density measurements, the LHC and the relic abundance in order to constraint DM models.

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Mattias Blennow (KTH Royal Institute of Technology) Stefan Vogl (Technical University Munich) Thomas Schwetz-Mangold (Stockholm University (SE))

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