The Quest for Dark Matter: update and news

Who: Andrea De Simone (CERN & SISSA & INFN Trieste)
When: Monday, May 6, 2013 at 14:15
Where: U49


I will briefly review  the status of Dark Matter searches, in particular indirect searches, and the  news from the recently released AMS-02 data. The focus will be then turned to the great relevance of the theoretical improvement of including electroweak radiation effects and how this affects the effective description of Dark Matter interactions. At a phenomenological level, one inevitable consequence of  including electroweak corrections is inducing correlations among the predicted particle fluxes targeted by the various experiments. I will describe how the correlations between different data from a single experiment can be used to draw  robust conclusions on potential Dark Matter signals.


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