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

A non-relativistic effective theory approach to dark matter direct and indirect detection

19 Jul 2016, 16:30
20m
Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Louis Strigari; Session Manager: Jost Migenda ()

Venue: Cutlers' Banqueting Hall (First Floor); Chair: Louis Strigari; Session Manager: Jost Migenda

Speaker

Dr. Riccardo Catena (Chalmers University of Technology)

Description

Direct detection (DD) experiments and Neutrino telescopes (NT) will play a pivotal role in shedding light on the nature of dark matter during the next decade. An effective theory approach is a solid strategy to interpret DD experiments and NT observations when the momentum transferred in the dark matter scattering by nuclei is small compared to the mass of the particle mediating the interaction. In this talk I compare a recently developed non-relativistic effective theory for dark matter-nucleon interactions to current DD and NT data, including the observation of a modulation signal in the nuclear recoil energy spectrum reported by the DAMA collaboration. Emphasis will be placed on the strength of the proposed effective theory approach and on how it compares to the standard paradigm for the analysis of dark matter search experiments.

Primary author

Dr. Riccardo Catena (Chalmers University of Technology)

Presentation Materials

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