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

Light from Dark (Matter) via Multi-Wavelength Synergies

Sep 28, 2016, 2:30 PM
15m
Seminar room 2 (DESY Hamburg)

Seminar room 2

DESY Hamburg

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

Speaker

Dr Stefano Stefano Camera (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester)

Description

A tremendous experimental effort is underway with the goal of delivering the first non- gravitational detection of dark matter (DM). Indeed, despite its huge abundance, very little is known about the true nature of DM, and the community is eager for new and innovative ideas able to finally pin down its properties. In this talk, I shall review how cross-correlations of astrophysical and cosmological observables have the real potential of detecting electromagnetic signals from annihilating/decaying DM particles. This is done by exploiting multi-wavelength synergies between gamma-ray experiments and optical/near-IR cosmological surveys, thanks to which we can disentangle the feeble gamma-ray signal expected from particle DM interactions from the overwhelming astrophysical background of unresolved gamma-ray sources. After having set the scene, I shall also present recent observational results.

Primary author

Dr Stefano Stefano Camera (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, The University of Manchester)

Presentation materials