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Sep 27 – 30, 2016
DESY Hamburg
Europe/Berlin timezone

keV Sterile Neutrinos as Dark Matter

Sep 28, 2016, 2:00 PM
Seminar room 2 (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 2

DESY Hamburg

Notkestrasse 85, 22607 Hamburg
Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics Parallel Session: Cosmology & Astroparticle Physics


Dr Alexander Merle (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)


In the absence of a clear WIMP signal, we should think about alternative candidates for Dark Matter. A very well motivated example is a (up to now hypothetical) sterile neutrino with a mass of a few keV. In this talk, I will give an overview over the topic of keV sterile neutrino Dark Matter, with a particular focus on Dark Matter production in the early Universe and on phenomenological considerations. While WIMPs are not dead yet, they have to learn how to live in the neighbourhood of serious competitors.

Primary author

Dr Alexander Merle (Max-Planck-Institut für Physik)

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