Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Dark Matter direct detection and Bayesian statistics"

Chiara Arina
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (Paris, France)

Dark Matter direct detection experiments present an ambiguous situation, with hints of WIMP detection at odds with all exclusion limits. Bayesian statistical methods offer a simple and consistent framework for incorporating uncertainties into a multi-parameter inference problem. In this talk we apply these methods to a selection of experiments and discuss how astrophysical and particle physics uncertainties affect the theoretical interpretation of these bounds/hints. We conclude with the prospects for dark matter direct detection experiments in the forthcoming years (closing in with the hints of detection, sensitivities to WIMP models, ...).

lundi 16 juin 2014 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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