Dark Matter searches with the Fermi-Large Area Telescope
Wed, Jan. 19th 2011, 14:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
I will review the dark matter search strategies by the Fermi-LAT team, with a particular emphasis on the searches in the Galactic and extragalactic diffuse emission. The diffuse measurement contains a wealth of information due to a good angular resolution of the Fermi-LAT telescope and high statistics of events. I will discuss how this information can be used to look for particularities of a dark matter signal, and what are the difficulties involved in this task, both on experimental and theoretical modeling sides. Some expected improvements brought in by complementary experiments such as AMS-02, Planck and CTA will also be given.
Contact : ccaprini