DESY Theory Seminar

Addressing theoretical uncertainties in direct dark matter searches

by Alejandro Ibarra

Monday, May 20, 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at Bldg. 2A ( SR2 )
The interpretation of any experiment probing the dark matter
distribution inside the Solar System is subject to our ignorance of the
local dark matter density and velocity distribution, as well as our
ignorance of the nature and strength of the dark matter-nucleon
interaction. In this talk we present new ideas to interpret the outcome
of direct detection experiments without making assumptions of the
velocity distribution, and to confront a positive signal to a null
search experiment in a halo-independent and model-independent manner.