Indirect Detection: ‘Seeing’ Dark Matter Without Seeing It

Friday, February 12, 2016: 1:00 PM-2:30 PM
Wilson A (Marriott Wardman Park)
Stefan Funk, Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nurnberg, Erlangen, Germany
In many particle physics models dark matter annihilates into gamma rays or other high-energy particles. These products will then be detectable by observatories in space or on the ground as an excess of gamma rays, antiprotons or positrons emanating from regions of high dark matter density. I will describe the current status of the searches and prospects for the future. He will present an overview of indirect detection experiments, and will summarise the latest scientific results