MSI and Astro seminars are held on Tuesdays at 3:30 pm on alternating weeks during the fall and winter semesters.
Astro Seminars: feature speakers who discuss topics in astronomy, astrophysics and cosmology. Seminars will be held in the R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) in the Rutherford Physics Building.
MSI Seminars: feature speakers who discuss topics in astrophysics, planetary science, atmospheric science and astrobiology. Most seminars are held in the MSI conference room at 3550 University. Some seminars are held in the R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) in the Rutherford Physics Building (to accommodate larger audiences).
Discovering dark matter is one of today's biggest challenges of particle physics and cosmology. In particular, indirect dark matter detection aims to discriminate the flux of final stable particles produced by particle dark matter annihilation or decay from the dominant background induced by astrophysical processes. I will present the state-of-the-art of dark matter searches in the Milky Way, focusing on the Galactic center, one of the most promising — and exciting — targets for dark matter identification and progresses in our understanding of the so-called Galactic center GeV excess.