Sep 12 – 16, 2016
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Indirect searches of dark matter via polynomial spectral features

Sep 12, 2016, 5:50 PM
40/S2-D01 - Salle Dirac (CERN)

40/S2-D01 - Salle Dirac


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Oral Contributions Dark matter (indirect detection) Dark matter (indirect detection)


Dr Camilo Garcia-Cely (ULB)


I will discuss a model-independent approach to calculate the spectra arising from dark matter annihilations or decays into intermediary particles with arbitrary spin, which subsequently produce neutrinos or photons via two-body decays. I illustrate this with two examples. First, with the neutrino spectra arising from dark matter annihilations into the massive Standard Model gauge bosons. Second, with the gamma-ray and neutrino spectra generated by dark matter annihilations into hypothetical massive spin-2
particles. Then, I will apply these concepts to the 750 GeV diphoton
excess observed at the LHC if interpreted as a spin-0 or spin-2 particle
coupled to dark matter. I also show limits on the dark matter annihilation
cross section into this resonance from the non-observation of the associated
gamma-ray spectral features by the H.E.S.S. telescope.

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