Dark Matter: New Data and New Dynamics?


Toro, N. (2010). Dark Matter: New Data and New Dynamics?. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/10020033


Toro, Natalia. Dark Matter: New Data and New Dynamics?. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 02, 2010, https://pirsa.org/10020033


          @misc{ pirsa_10020033,
            doi = {10.48660/10020033},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/10020033},
            author = {Toro, Natalia},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Dark Matter: New Data and New Dynamics?},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2010},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:10020033 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Natalia Toro Stanford University


The quest to understand the nature of dark matter is entering a remarkable data-rich era. Hypothetical stable, electrically neutral particles with TeV-scale mass and weak-strength couplings are a simple, theoretically appealing, but untested candidate for the dark matter. I will summarize recent results in both direct and indirect searches for dark matter, and highlight what upcoming data may teach us. I will also discuss the key role of accelerator-based experiments and novel astrophysical measurements in understanding dark matter and its connection to Standard Model physics. The prospects are particularly rich if dark matter interacts through new, non-Standard-Model dynamics, as recent cosmic-ray data may suggest. I will discuss a range of collider-based searches and fixed-target experiments under development to search for this dynamics, and the complementary sensitivity of searches for cosmic rays originating from dark matter annihilation in the sun.