"A WIMP view of particle dark matter: from data analysis to theoretical models," by Chiara Arina (Insitut d'Astrophysique de Paris and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6))

Date: 
Monday, March 30, 2015 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Series: 
TEP Seminars

TEP Seminar

Physics & Astronomy Building (PAB) 4-330

Monday, March 30, 2015

2:30-3:30 PM

Guest Speaker: Chiara Arina (Insitut d'Astrophysique de Paris and Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6))

Talk Title: "A WIMP view of particle dark matter: from data analysis to theoretical models"

Abstract:


The astroparticle experiments have reached unprecedented sensitivities, releasing constantly suggestive hints and stringent constraints that seem to chase each other. Considering as an example the direct dark matter detection data, I will show how uncertainties affect the theoretical interpretation of these bounds/hints. These results serve as guidelines for dark matter model building. I will discuss how inference of the properties WIMPs can be enhanced by the complementarity of dark matter searches and LHC and what are the consequences for theoretical motivated dark matter models. A particular focus will be on supersymmetric models in which the sneutrino can be the dark matter candidate. I will close on predictions and expectations for detection in a relatively close future.

Location: 
PAB 4-330