20-27 July 2011
Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo
Europe/Paris timezone

Indirect Detection Dark Matter Searches Mini-review

21 Jul 2011, 16:30
30m
les Ecrins 3 (Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo)

les Ecrins 3

Alpes Congrès - Alpexpo

Speaker

Torsten Bringmann Bringmann (Hamburg University)

Description

The self-annihilation, or decay, of dark matter particles could result in significant contributions to cosmic ray fluxes of various kinds, providing a unique opportunity to detect dark matter by means other than through its gravitational interaction. A wealth of observational data, both existing and upcoming, makes these indirect detection channels ever more interesting. I review the various messengers used in indirect dark matter searches and compare their respective advantages and disadvantages. I also briefly comment on the complementarity between indirect and direct detection methods, where one hopes to observe the recoil energy that dark matter particles would cause when interacting with a terrestrial detector.

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