Seminars/Colloquia

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

Europe/Berlin
Lecture Hall (ground floor west) (LMU bilding, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching)

Lecture Hall (ground floor west)

LMU bilding, Am Coulombwall 1, Garching

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.
Abstract
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