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Searching for dark matter in the Milky Way: current results and perspectives

Francesca Calore

Aug 15, 2017

Special Astrophysics Seminar

MSI Conference Room

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.