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NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forum
The Changing Landscape of Astrophysical Searches and Indirect Detection of Dark Matter
Date: Thursday, December 1st
Time: 2:30 pm
Place: CH 4274
Speaker: Eric Charles, SLAC
Abstract: Ten years ago, astrophysical searches and indirect detection of dark matter largely meant “searches for WIMP annihilation signatures in specific targets such as Dwarf Spheroidal galaxies or the Galactic Center with the Fermi Large Area Telescope”. Since then the landscape has expanded dramatically; the techniques we use, the places we look, the sort of information that we hope to extract from our searches, all of these have evolved as we have explored the sky in new ways with the advent of new observing facilities such as GAIA, DES, IceCube, and will continue to evolve as JWST, Euclid, Roman and Rubin revolutionize the way we see the sky. In this talk I will describe those changes, the motivations behind them, and the implications for how we need to work together going forward to make the best use of the facilities that will be coming on-line
Host: Ke Fang
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