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Kev Abazajian (UC, Irvine) "Candidate Signals and Stringent Constraints from Dark Matter in the Sky"

September 21, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

I will discuss analyses leading to two recent candidate detections of photons from dark matter. Specifically, these are: first, gamma rays in a continuum “bump” at a few GeV which can be due to WIMP-like dark matter annihilation in the Galactic Center; and, second, X-rays from clusters of galaxies and Andromeda consistent with monoenergetic 3.55 keV photons from dark matter decay such as that predicted from sterile neutrino dark matter. Commensurately, there are also stringent constraints on these signals. I will discuss the particle and cosmological model implications of both.


September 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


50A-5132 (Sessler Conference Room)