Parallel Sesion: Dark Matter
- Tarso Franarin (King's College London)
Mr Andrew Cheek (Institute of Particle Physics Phenomenology)
A new generation of Direct Detection Experiments are now running, and with an ever increasing number of Dark Matter particle models, it is important to interpret new data agnostically. The Non-Relativistic Effective Field Theory approach is particularly well suited to this task, and encapsulates behaviour of elastic scattering in DD Experiments in a very general way. In this talk I will...
Mr Ibles Olcina (United Kingdom: Imperial College London, South Kensington campus)
One of the major challenges of modern physics is to discover the nature of dark matter, an invisible and dominant mass component of the observable universe that is indirectly revealed through its gravitational effects on ordinary matter. Assuming that dark matter is made of new elementary particles, a well-motivated and generic class of dark matter candidates are weakly interacting massive...
Mr Jack Richings (Durham University)
Observations of strong gravitational lenses offer a powerful new method to distinguish the cold dark matter paradigm from other models such as warm or self-interacting dark matter. In this talk I will outline this method, and discuss how predictions for observations are calculated.
Mr Nicholas Jennings (University of Oxford)
An excess of X-Rays at 3.5 keV detected in various galaxies and clusters, including the Perseus cluster, has generated a lot of excitement as a potential Dark Matter signal. Hitomi observations of Perseus with the Soft X-ray Spectrometer (SXS) provide a high-resolution look at the 3.5 keV feature. The Hitomi spectrum -- which involves the sum of diffuse cluster emission and the point-like...
Mr Ben Geytenbeek (University of Cambridge)
In recent years, a revised set of solar abundances has led to a discrepancy in the sound-speed profile between helioseismology and theoretical solar models. Conventional solutions require additional mechanisms for energy transport within the Sun. Vincent et al. have recently suggested that dark matter with a momentum or velocity dependent cross section could provide a solution. In this work,...