Our Self-Annihilating Neighbours


Taylor, J. (2011). Our Self-Annihilating Neighbours. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/11090110


Taylor, James. Our Self-Annihilating Neighbours. Perimeter Institute, Sep. 22, 2011, https://pirsa.org/11090110


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:11090110,
            doi = {10.48660/11090110},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/11090110},
            author = {Taylor, James},
            keywords = {Particle Physics},
            language = {en},
            title = {Our Self-Annihilating Neighbours},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2011},
            month = {sep},
            note = {PIRSA:11090110 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

James Taylor University of Waterloo


One of the most exciting, albeit slightly speculative, components of the Fermi mission is to search for evidence of energetic events related to dark matter decay or annihilation. The best targets for this search a regions where we suspect there is dark matter, but see few conventional gamma-ray sources such as molecular clouds, cosmic ray sources, or compact objects. Much emphasis has been placed on local dwarf satellites in particular, since many of these systems show evidence for relatively deep potential wells, but have few stars and no recent star formation. In this talk I will propose another possible target for indirect dark matter searches, among our nearby galactic neighbours.