Physics Club: Tracy Slatyer, MIT, “What Can Galactic Gamma Rays Tell Us About Dark Matter?”

Event time: 
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Sloane Physics Laboratory SPL, Room 57 See map
217 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Tracy Slatyer, MIT
Event description: 

The nature of dark matter remains one of the great puzzles of fundamental physics, with potential connections to a plethora of deep questions. Interactions between dark and visible matter could leave imprints across the electromagnetic spectrum, and in particular in high-energy gamma rays from our Milky Way galaxy. I will discuss how gamma-ray measurements allow us to test a range of dark matter scenarios that are otherwise inaccessible, and outline some of the interesting theoretical challenges involved in predicting gamma-ray signals from heavy dark matter.
Host: Ian Moult (