High Energy Theory Seminar: Probing dark matter with cosmic voids

Elena Pinetti (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
- | David Rittenhouse Laboratory, 3C6

In this talk, I will explain why cosmic voids are an interesting new target for dark matter searches. I will show that the expected signal-to-noise ratio resulting from decaying dark matter is significantly more favourable in cosmic voids as compared to dark matter halos, as a result of the reduced astrophysical background. This opens an exciting new avenue for dark matter searches.