“Dark Earthshine,” by Flip Tanedo (UC Irvine)

Date: 
Monday, April 18, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Series: 
TEPAPP Seminars

TEPAPP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) Room 4-708
Monday, April 18, 2016
3-4PM

Guest Speaker: Flip Tanedo (UC Irvine)

Talk Title: “Dark Earthshine"

Abstract:

I propose a search for dark matter annihilating into dark photons at the center of the Earth, focusing on the present and future reach of IceCube and space-based telescopes. I highlight the effect of low-velocity enhancements to dark matter capture and kinematic features that offer an opportunity for a smoking-gun signal. I also present prospects for an analogous search for dark photons from the center of the sun which may be detected by AMS-02, extending earlier work by modeling the effect of the solar wind.

Event Attachments: 
Location: 
PAB 4-708