8 September 2013
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The TeV Cosmic-Ray Anisotropy from Local Dark Matter Annihilation

8 Sep 2013, 19:30

Speaker

Dr J. Patrick Harding (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Description

Several experiments, including Milagro and IceCube, have reported regions in the TeV sky with an excess of cosmic rays. I will discuss the consistency of these cosmic-ray excesses with dark matter annihilations in a nearby subhalo. The dark matter explanation of the TeV cosmic-ray excess naturally explains both its spatial and spectral features. I will show that the dark matter annihilation rate needed to produce the excess is consistent with current measurements of antiprotons, positrons, and gamma-rays. Additionally, I will show the predicted signatures from the dark matter subhalo in several cosmic-ray channels, several of which are measurable by the next generation of experiments.

Primary author

Dr J. Patrick Harding (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

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