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HET Seminar | A Model-Independent Approach to WIMP Dark Matter

Friday, November 5, 2010
4:00 AM
335 West Hall

Speaker: Zackaria Chacko (Maryland)

I discuss how the results of dark matter experiments can be used to draw conclusions about the nature of WIMP dark matter that are to a large extent model-independent. Specifically, I show that combining the results of direct detection experiments with data from neutrino telescopes can help establish whether the dark matter particle is its own anti-particle. I go on to discuss how results from gamma ray telescopes can help identify the primary annihilation channel of dark matter.