14-16 September 2015
University "La Sapienza", Physics Department
Europe/Rome timezone

Indirect detection of Dark Matter with the ANTARES Neutrino Telescope

15 Sep 2015, 11:00
Aula Amaldi, 1st floor (University "La Sapienza", Physics Department)

Aula Amaldi, 1st floor

University "La Sapienza", Physics Department

Piazzale Aldo Moro, 2 - 00185 Roma - Italy


Miguel Ardid (UPV)


One of the main objectives of the ANTARES neutrino telescope is the search for neutrinos produced in self-annihilation of Dark Matter (DM) particles. The analysis for different sources of DM (Sun, Galactic Center, Earth, …) or DM models (SUSY, Secluded) will be described and the results presented. The specific advantages of neutrino telescopes in general and of ANTARES in particular will be explained. As an example, the indirect search for Dark Matter towards the Sun performed by neutrino telescopes currently leads to more stringent limits on the spin-dependent WIMP-nucleon cross section with respect to existing direct detection experiments.

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