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HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Dark Photons from the Center of the Earth

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
12:00 AM
3481 Randall Laboratory

I present a search for dark matter annihilation into dark photons at the center of the Earth, focusing on the present and future reach of IceCube and space-based telescopes. I highlight the effect of low-velocity enhancements to dark matter capture and kinematic features that offer an opportunity for a smoking-gun signal. I also present prospects for an analogous search for dark photons from the center of the sun which may be detected by AMS-02, extending earlier work by modeling the effect of the solar wind.

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