MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR
Looking for New Probes of Dark Matter Annihilation in the CMB Sky


Nov
28
2012

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  • Speaker: Kfir Blum (IAS)
  • Host Department: Physics
  • Date: 11/28/2012
  • Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Location: 4246 Randall (LOCATION CHANGED!)

  • Description:

    Measurements of CMB anisotropies place strong bounds on the properties of thermal freeze-out WIMP dark matter. These bounds are expected to tighten considerably, or possibly provide a positive signal, with upcoming Planck measurements. I will describe work in progress to calculate a novel effect, the possible imprint of dark matter annihilation in CMB non-gaussianity.


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