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MCTP HET BROWN BAG SEMINAR | Looking for New Probes of Dark Matter Annihilation in the CMB Sky

Wednesday, November 28, 2012
5:00 AM
4246 Randall (LOCATION CHANGED!)

Measurements of CMB anisotropies place strong bounds on the properties of thermal freeze-out WIMP dark matter. These bounds are expected to tighten considerably, or possibly provide a positive signal, with upcoming Planck measurements. I will describe work in progress to calculate a novel effect, the possible imprint of dark matter annihilation in CMB non-gaussianity.

Kfir Blum (IAS)