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"An Indirect Search for Weakly Interactive Massive Particles in the Sun Using Upward-Going Muons in NOvA"


Cristiana Principato , UVA- Department of Physics
[Host: Craig Group]
ABSTRACT:

We present an indirect search for particles produced via dark matter annihilations in the Sun using a dataset collected with an upward-going muon trigger at NOvA.  Weakly Interactive Massive Particles are a theoretical non-baryonic form of Dark Matter.  The nature of Dark Matter is one of the most interesting open questions in modern physics. Evidence for DM existence comes from cosmological observations but the discovery of its particle content has not been made yet. If DM particles can produce Standard Model particles through their interactions, indirect searches like the one described here could help shed light on the dark matter mystery.

High Energy Physics Seminar
Monday, March 12, 2018
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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