Session Q3: Invited Session: Dark Matter: Indirect Detection

10:45 AM–12:33 PM, Monday, April 2, 2012
Room: Hanover CDE

Sponsoring Unit: DAP
Chair: Francesc Ferrer, Washington University in St. Louis

Abstract ID: BAPS.2012.APR.Q3.1

Abstract: Q3.00001 : Latest results from searches for indirect evidence of dark matter from space-based observations

10:45 AM–11:21 AM

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  Jennifer Siegal-Gaskins
    (California Institute of Technology)

Detection of gamma rays and cosmic rays from the annihilation or decay of dark matter particles is a promising method for identifying dark matter, understanding its intrinsic properties, and mapping its distribution in the universe. I will review recent results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other space-based experiments, and highlight the constraints these currently place on particle dark matter models. I will also discuss the prospects for indirect searches to robustly identify or exclude a dark matter signal using upcoming data.

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