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Research Van Swinderen Institute

Lunch seminar Mohamed Rameez

When:Th 21-11-2019 12:30 - 13:30
Where:FSE-Building 5111.0135

Title: Searches for Dark Matter with the IceCube Neutrino Observatory

Abstract: The nature of dark matter is one of the long-standing open questions in modern cosmology. While many different experimental methods are being explored, a clear signature for particle dark matter is yet to be found. In indirect searches, the final state particles of decaying or self-annihilating dark matter could be observed with existing astro-particle experiments. Due to their small cross-section, neutrinos are able to escape from dense environments such as the Sun or the Earth which makes them unique messengers for dark matter searches. The IceCube neutrino telescope has a diverse program on dark matter searches exploring different source regions and possible mass-ranges.  Furthermore, various different models such as decaying, annihilating or  secluded dark matter are studied. In this talk I will review the latest  results and ongoing efforts of IceCube on indirect searches for dark matter with neutrinos, as well as provide perspectives on the complementarity of these efforts with direct and collider searches.