PRISMA+ Colloquium

July 9, 2014 at 1 p.m. in Minkowski-Raum 05-119, Staudingerweg 7

Prof. Dr. Tobias Hurth
Institut für Physik, THEP

Loopy ideas about dark matter
Dr. Ulrich Haisch (Oxford)

While the existence of dark matter seems firmly established, very little is known about the properties of the dark matter particle(s).
In order to identify their nature, several complementary search strategies are currently being employed, which fall into three classes: direct detection in shielded underground detectors, indirect detection with satellites, balloons and ground based telescopes looking for dark matter annihilation signals and dark matter production at colliders such as the LHC. In this talk we discuss the impact of quantum corrections in dark matter physics, giving some simple but educated examples where radiative effects are important, as they upset naive expectations about the reach of the different search strategies.