Neutrinos from dark matter annihilation in the Sun
WIMPs, a candidate for dark matter, can be indirectly detected via a neutrino flux generated by WIMP annihilations in the Sun. In this talk, I review the process by which WIMPs become captured in stars, annihilate, and produce neutrinos detectable in experiments such as IceCube. I examine various issues that affect this process and the interpretation of experimental results. Finally, I discuss this indirect detection mechanism in the context of supersymmetric dark matter.
Date: Wednesday, 9 May 2012 Time: 14:30 Where: McGill University Ernest Rutherford Physics Building, R.E. Bell Conference Room (room 103) Contact: Robert Rutledge