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PERIMETER INSTITUTE RECORDED SEMINAR ARCHIVE

PIRSA:11090106  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
A Tour of the Direct Detection Landscape
Speaker(s): Neal Weiner
Abstract: A wide range of results have led to a confusing situation in the area of direct WIMP detection. I'll review the status of these results. The features of the results imply that almost any explanation will require a departure from standard assumptions (Maxwellian halo, elastic WIMP scattering or otherwise) so I'll review the techniques to compare experiments without appealing to these assumptions. In particular, I'll comment on the status of light WIMPs and the iodine interpretations of DAMA (such as inelastic dark matter) in light of the most recent results.
Date: 22/09/2011 - 9:00 am
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