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ECAP Seminar: Iris Gebauer
2019/07/04, 13:00 — 14:00
Indirect Dark Matter Searches and Cosmic Ray Transport in the Era of AMS
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is installed on the International Space Station (ISS) since May 2011. AMS is a complex particle detector designed to precisely measure the fluxes of cosmic rays between 0.5 GeV and a few TeV. The physics goals of the experiment include the search for possible signals of dark matter annihilation and hints for primordial antimatter in the fluxes of cosmic rays. As of recently, new calorimetric experiments like CALET and DAMPE begin to shed even more light on the matter component in cosmic rays with high statistics measurements up to TeV energies.
A plethora of precision results is emerging from these experiments. Many results challenge our understanding of galactic cosmic ray transport. This talk provides an overview over some of the most exiting and often surprising results from AMS, CALET and DAMPE. I will discuss their impact on our understanding of the origin and transport of galactic cosmic rays and their contribution to indirect dark matter searches.