Prof. dr. G. Bertone, GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam: The moment of truth for WIMP Dark Matter
|03 May 2012||FWN-Building 5111.0080, Nijenborgh 4, 9747 AG, Groningen|
|Speaker:||Prof. dr. Gianfranco Bertone|
|Affiliation:||GRAPPA Institute, University of Amsterdam|
|Title:||The moment of truth for WIMP Dark Matter|
|Start:||16.00 (Doors open and coffee available at 15.30)|
If Dark Matter is made of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) , as often assumed, a reliable identification of its nature can probably be achieved only through a combined analysis of accelerator (LHC), direct and indirect searches. After a brief review of the status of these experimental strategies, I will discuss their complementarity, showing with an explicit example how to combine them in a self-consistent way. I will argue that with the advent of the LHC, and the upcoming generation of astroparticle experiments, the moment of truth has come for WIMPs: either we will discover them in the next five to ten years, or we will witness their inevitable decline.
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