1. Particle Physics Seminar

    "The nature of dark matter from direct and indirect searches."

    Presented by Aravind Natarajan,, Carnegie Mellon

    Thursday, March 21, 2013, 3 pm
    Small Seminar Room, Bldg. 510

    Hosted by: Anze Slosar

    One of the best motivated dark matter candidates is the Weakly Interacting Massive Particle, or WIMP. Interestingly the DAMA and CoGeNT direct detection experiments have obtained results consistent with the existence of a light WIMP in our Galaxy. I will discuss the recent results from the LHC, and how the discovery of the Higgs boson places strong constraints on light dark matter. I will also discuss how future experiments such as Planck will probe the light dark matter possibility.