KICP seminar:  Elena Pinetti (FNAL)

11:00 am–12:00 pm ERC 401

Host: Erin Healy

Elena Pinetti (FNAL) "Probing dark matter with cosmic voids"

In this talk, I will explain why cosmic voids are an interesting new target for dark matter searches. I will show that the expected signal-to-noise ratio resulting from decaying dark matter is significantly more favorable in cosmic voids as compared to dark matter halos, as a result of the reduced astrophysical background. This opens an exciting new avenue for dark matter searches.

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Apr 18