Seminars/Colloquia

MLL-Kolloquium: Dr. Martin Vollmann (Physik Department T31, TUM): Low frequency window for searches for indirect detection of Dark Matter

Thursday, 22 June 2017 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at LMU bilding, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching ( Lecture Hall (ground floor west) )
Description
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. 
Material:
Organised by Peter Thirolf (LMU) / Norbert Kaiser (TUM)