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Mar
12
2021

Colloquium: Kerstin M. Perez: Scanning the X-ray Sky for Dark Matter

When: Friday, March 12, 2021
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Central

Where: Online

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Yas Shemirani   847.491.7650

Group: Physics and Astronomy Colloquia

Category: Academic

Description:

Abstract: The nature of dark matter is a driving question of 21st century physics.  Dark matter particle interactions could imprint characteristic signals in cosmic-ray and multi-wavelength observations of the sky. The central challenge is to distinguish these signatures from similar spectra produced by standard astrophysical processes, such as the life and death of stars and the interactions of cosmic rays with interstellar material. I will review my group’s work using the NuSTAR X-ray satellite telescope to deliver new insights on both light dark matter and stellar backgrounds to these searches.

Seminar Speaker: Kerstin M. Perez, MIT

Host: André de Gouvêa

Meeting Details:
Friday, March 12, 2021 at 4:00 pm (Central Time) on Zoom.

Zoom info:
Please email yassaman.shemirani@northwestern.edu if you would like access to the Zoom meeting link.

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