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« Indirect searches for dark matter »

Thomas Lacroix
PhD Student -

Several cosmological and astrophysical observations provide evidence for the existence of a form of dark matter (DM), which amounts to about 27% of the energy content of the Universe in the ?CDM cosmological model. Unraveling the nature of this mysterious component of the Universe is therefore one of the greatest challenges of modern cosmology and astrophysics. But then, what is DM? Unknown exotic particles or an extension of General Relativity? It turns out that a definitive answer is still eluding us, in spite of several decades of tremendous technical and theoretical developments.

In this talk, I will focus on the particle approach to DM searches. More specifically, I will review the status of indirect searches that aim to detect the products of annihilation (or decay) of DM particles, and I will in particular describe my contributions to the field.
jeudi 10 décembre 2015 - 17:00
Salle Entresol Daniel Chalonge, Institut d'Astrophysique
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