High Energy Theory Seminar

  5 November 2010

  Zackaria Chacko (University of Maryland)

A Model-Independent Approach to WIMP Dark Matter


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.

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