29 September 2015 to 2 October 2015
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

Light from Dark Matter

30 Sep 2015, 17:20
Main Auditorium (DESY Hamburg)

Main Auditorium

DESY Hamburg

Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics


Dr Juri Smirnov (Max Planck Institute fuer Kernphysik)


The detection of gamma lines from dark matter annihilation has been seen as a "smoking gun" signature for the existence of dark matter. However, it turns out that this signature if far from being a generic feature of dark matter models. In fact in most models tree level annihilation to Standard Model particles and Final State Radiation off them leads to a gamma ray continuum which makes the line invisible to a realistic experiment. I will present a novel mechanism which allows to have suppressed tree level annihilation and a dominant gamma ray signal in the late universe. At the same time the interactions with the Standard Model lead to the correct relic abundance via a thermal freeze in.

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Dr Juri Smirnov (Max Planck Institute fuer Kernphysik)


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