Searches for Particle Dark Matter in the Antarctic Ice and Prospects for a Galactic Signal

PPRC Seminars
Neil Spooner (Sheffield)
Teppei Katori
May 6th, 2016 at 13:30
GO Jones Room 410

I'll briefly review the arguments for and status of particle dark matter searches and then focus on the possibility of looking for a definitive galactic signature.  There have been several hints for WIMP dark matter over the years, most notably the DAM/LIBRE annual modulation result.  There are new efforts to study this, for instance DM-ICE.  I'll describe the efforts and latest results and also take a look at the prospects for a directional signal using gas Time Projection Chamber technology including the new CYGNUS global collaboration aiming to deploy targets at multiple latitudes deep underground.