Gamma Rays at 130 GeV and How They Might Come from Dark Matter

Gamma Rays at 130 GeV and How They Might Come from Dark
Matter"

I'll discuss the exciting (but somewhat controversial)
new discovery of a sharp gamma ray feature at 130 GeV from near the galactic
center and review some other evidence that might link it to annihilation of
dark matter. I will then explain the challenges in understanding how dark
matter might produce this signal and explain a model or two that overcome these
difficulties.

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Seminar
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Thursday, February 21, 2013 - 13:00 to 14:30
Location: 
Space Room