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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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Detecting Dark Matter annihilation lines with GLAST (15'+5')
Dark Matter constitutes one of the most intriguing but so far unresolved issues 
in astrophysics today. In many extensions of the Standard Model the existence 
of a stable Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) is predicted. The WIMP 
is an excellent Dark Matter particle candidate and one of the most interesting 
scenarios include an annihilation of two WIMPs into two gamma-rays. If the 
WIMPs are assumed to be non-relativistic, the resulting photons will both have 
an energy equal to the mass of the WIMP and manifest themselves as a 
monochromatic spectral line in the energy spectrum. This type of signal would 
represent a "smoking gun" for Dark Matter, since no other known astrophysical 
process should be able to produce it. This talk will give an overview of the 
different approaches to a search for Dark Matter lines that the GLAST 
collaboration is pursuing and the various challenges involved.
Id: 385
Place: AlbaNova
Room: FB42
Starting date:
20-Aug-2008   08:50
Duration: 20'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Mr. YLINEN, Tomi (KTH/HIK)
Presenters: Mr. YLINEN, Tomi
Material: slide Slides
Included in session: Indirect searches - gammas, neutrinos, etc
Included in track: Indirect searches - gammas

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