17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Cosmic-ray antideuteron searches

18 Jul 2016, 14:00
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Drawing Room (First Floor); Chair: Catherine De Clercq; Session Manager: Anthony Ezeribe ()

Venue: Cutlers' Drawing Room (First Floor); Chair: Catherine De Clercq; Session Manager: Anthony Ezeribe

Speaker

Philip von Doetinchem (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Description

Recent years have seen increased theoretical and experimental efforts towards the first-ever detection of cosmic-ray antideuterons, in particular as an indirect signature of dark matter annihilation or decay. In contrast to indirect dark matter searches using positrons, antiprotons, or gamma-rays, which suffer from relatively high and uncertain astrophysical backgrounds, searches with antideuterons benefit from very suppressed conventional backgrounds, offering a potential breakthrough in unexplored phase space for dark matter. The presentation will review dark matter theories that can be probed with antideuterons, the challenges for the interpretations of antideuteron signals, and the experimental efforts toward cosmic antideuteron detection.

Primary author

Philip von Doetinchem (University of Hawaii at Manoa)

Presentation Materials

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