Parallel Session C
- Carlos Munoz ()
Dr Juan de Dios Zornoza (IFIC)
Dark matter is one of the most important scientific goals for neutrino telescopes. These instruments have particular advantages with respect to other experimental approaches. Compared to direct searches, the sensitivity of neutrino telescopes to probe the spin-dependent cross section of WIMP-proton is unsurpassed. On the other hand, neutrino telescopes can look for dark matter in the Sun, so a...
Pierluigi Belli (ROMA2)
The DAMA/LIBRA set-up (about 250 kg highly radiopure NaI(Tl)) is running at the Gran Sasso National Laboratory of INFN. The positive results obtained by exploiting the model independent annual modulation signature for the presence of Dark Matter particles in the galactic halo will be discussed. The data satisfy all the many requirements of the Dark Matter annual modulation signature at high...
Dr Roberto A. Lineros (IFIC (CSIC/U.Valencia))
Synchrotron emission from electron cosmic ray populations can be used to study both cosmic rays physics and WIMP dark matter imprints on radio skymaps. We used available radio data - from MHz to GHz - to analyze the contribution from galactic WIMP annihilations and impose constraints on WIMP observables: annihilation cross section, channel and mass. Depending on the annihilation channel we...
Stefano Davini (LNGS)
A wide range of astrophysical measuments evidence that the stars and gas in all galaxies are immersed in a much larger cloud of non-luminous and non-baryonic "dark matter". The nature of the dark matter is still totally unknown, and the resolution of the “dark matter puzzle” is of fundamental importance to cosmology, astrophysics, and elementary particle physics. One of the major lines of...
Mrs Clara Cuesta (University of Zaragoza)
The ANAIS (Annual Modulation with NaI(Tl) Scintillators) experiment aims at the confirmation of the DAMA/LIBRA signal using the same target and technique at the Canfranc Underground Laboratory. 250 kg of ultrapure NaI(Tl) crystals will be used as a target, divided into 20 modules, each coupled to two photomultipliers. Two NaI(Tl) crystals of 12.5 kg each, grown by Alpha Spectra from a powder...
Mr Miguel Peiró (IFT UAM/CSIC)
Nowadays the situation regarding the detection of Dark Matter (DM) is extremely exciting and promising. On the one hand, indirect detection experiments, such as Femi-LAT, are collecting data from the whole sky and beginning to constrain vanilla DM models, specially for light DM masses. On the other hand, direct detection experiments have reached an unprecedented sensitivity, starting to...