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MLL-Colloquium: "Low frequency window for searches for indirect detection of Dark Matter"

Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Dr. Martin Vollmann 

(Physik Department T31, TUM) 


Thursday, 22 June 2017, 16:00 - 17:00 
(pre-talk coffee: 16:00, begin of the talk: 16:15)   

LMU Physics, Lecture Hall (ground floor), Am Coulombwall 1, Garching-Forschungszentrum  


Enormous experimental progress in the last few years has intensified the search for non-gravitational interactions of dark matter (DM). These interactions are expected to manifest themselves through nuclear recoils in ground-based experiments (direct detection), missing-energy signatures in particle colliders or through distinct signatures in the sky (indirect detection).

In this talk I will introduce the field of indirect DM detection by briefly discussing the relevant physical processes and their detection prospects. In particular, I will focus on the diffuse radio emission in the form of synchrotron radiation that is associated with the annihilation of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). As a practical example and based on my own research, I will discuss the phenomenology of this detection window for DM by using Galactic high velocity clouds as targets.