8-13 September 2013
Asilomar, California
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Dark Matter VI

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Location: Asilomar, California
Address: Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Date: 11 Sep 16:00 - 18:00

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Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
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 observ ... More
Presented by Michael GREFE on 11/9/2013 at 23:20
Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
DAMIC is a novel dark matter experiment that has unique sensitivity to WIMPs with masses below 10 GeV. We summarize the experience gained from previous runs, including a new 5 g detector running at SNOLAB since December 2012. These have demonstrated the outstanding energy response, energy threshold and background characterization of CCD technology, which motivate the construction of a larger CCD-b ... More
Presented by Dr. Alvaro CHAVARRIA on 12/9/2013 at 0:20
Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
One of the most important signatures of dark matter in direct detection is the annual modulation of the signal, due to the motion of the Earth around the Sun. In inelastic scattering, the minimum velocity a WIMP must have to deposit a recoil energy at the threshold of the detector is already close to the galactic escape velocity. In this case the experiment probes the tails of the dark matter ... More
Presented by Nassim BOZORGNIA on 11/9/2013 at 23:40
Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
The DRIFT dark matter detector is a 1 cubic meter scale TPC with direction sensitivity to WIMP recoils operating in the Boulby Mine in England. The directional sensitivity allows DRIFT to detect the sidereal modulation of the WIMP recoils and provide an unambiguous confirmation of a dark matter interaction. We present recent R&D progress which significantly reduces our remaining backgroun ... More
Presented by Eric MILLER on 12/9/2013 at 0:00
Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
The Dark Matter Time Projection Chamber (DMTPC) collaboration is developing prototype detectors to measure the energies and directions of nuclear recoils. The intended application is to exploit the expected directional anisotropy of dark matter in the galactic frame to unambiguously observe dark matter induced recoils. The detectors consist of low-pressure CF_4 TPC's with CCD cameras, PMT's, ... More
Presented by Cosmin DEACONU on 12/9/2013 at 0:40
Type: Oral Session: Dark Matter VI
Track: Dark Matter
We consider a characteristic gamma-ray signal coming from Virtual Internal Bremsstrahlung (VIB) of Dark Matter, which is the leading process of photon emission generated by Dark Matter annihilation. The relation between the gamma-ray excess around 130 GeV and the recent positron excess of AMS-02 is discussed. The gamma-ray excess is explained by VIB of Dark Matter. On the other hand, a suitable ... More
Presented by Dr. Takashi TOMA on 11/9/2013 at 23:00
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