Houston, TX 77005
12:00 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013
On Campus | Alumni
There is overwhelming evidence that non-baryonic dark matter constitutes ~27% of the energy density of the universe. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) are promising dark matter candidates that may produce gamma rays via annihilation or decay detectable by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi LAT). A detection of WIMPs would also indicate the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model. I will present recent results from indirect WIMP searches by the Fermi LAT Collaboration. I will also give a detailed presentation of the recent Fermi-LAT Collaboration search for spectral lines, including a discussion of what we found when investigating the reported tentative signal in the Galactic center at 130 GeV.