Sep 8 – 13, 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

Antiproton Limits on Decaying Gravitino Dark Matter

Sep 11, 2013, 4:20 PM
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral Dark Matter Dark Matter VI


Michael Grefe (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)


The nature of dark matter is one of the greatest mysteries of modern cosmology and particle physics. In this talk I will introduce a theory with broken R-parity where the gravitino forms a well-motivated candidate for unstable dark matter. After a brief review of the cosmological motivation for the scenario I will discuss its phenomenology with respect to indirect dark matter searches using observations of cosmic rays. In particular, I will elaborate on lower limits on the gravitino lifetime derived from antiproton data and the impact on the parameter space of the model.

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Michael Grefe (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid)

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