Dark Matter Group Meeting (2013-2014)  

Bi-weekly, Tuesdays 3-4pm, Cahill 370 for the summer


Aug 19, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • News: Francis-Yan is the new DM group organizer!
  • Presentations:
    • SURF project -- Natalie
    • SURF project -- Kevin
  • Journal Club:
    • TBD


Aug 5, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1407.4121: "Stable Bound States of Asymmetric Dark Matter" -- Mark Wise
    • arXiv:1406.6027: "Updated cosmic-ray and radio constraints on light dark matter: Implications for the GeV gamma-ray excess at the Galactic center" -- Andrey


July 22, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1407.1835: "Stacking the Invisibles: A Guided Search for Low-Luminosity Milky Way Satellites" -- Branimir Sesar (via Google Hangouts)
    • arXiv:1407.4730: "A universal model for halo concentrations" -- Natalie and Christina


July 8, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1407.1052: "Fitting the annual modulation in DAMA with neutrons from muons and neutrinos" -- Jeff/David
    • arXiv:1407.0022: "Faint dwarfs as a test of DM models: WDM vs. CDM" -- Francis-Yan


June 24, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • Summer student introductions
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1405.4854: "Dwarf Galaxy Dark Matter Density Profiles Inferred from Stellar and Gas Kinematics" -- Josh Simon (Carnegie)
  • Presentation:
    • Constraining DM properties -- Thibault


[No meeting May 27, 2014 or June 10, 2014]


May 13, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)
  • Visitor:
    • Matt Buckley (Rutgers)
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1405.1418: "Properties of galaxies reproduced by a hydrodynamic simulation" -- All

April 29, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1404.5633: "Dark matter-baryons separation at the lowest mass scale: the Bullet Group" -- Massimo
  • Talk:
    • new paper -- Francis-Yan

[Meetings on hold due to travel] 


March 4, 2014 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:
    • New results on the GeV gamma-ray excess -- Jenny
      • arXiv:1402.6703: "The Characterization of the Gamma-Ray Signal from the Central Milky Way: A Compelling Case for Annihilating Dark Matter"
      • arXiv:1402.4090: "Astrophysical and Dark Matter Interpretations of Extended Gamma Ray Emission from the Galactic Center"
    • arXiv:1402.7137: "Search for Low-Mass WIMPs with SuperCDMS" -- Brett


[No meeting February 18, 2014]


February 4, 2013 (Organizer: Francis-Yan)  
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1401.4017: "Anti-helium from Dark Matter annihilations" -- Andrey
    • arXiv:1401.5563: "Constraining warm dark matter with 21 cm line fluctuations due to minihalos" -- Roland
    • arXiv:1401.3295: "Search for An Annual Modulation in Three Years of CoGeNT Dark Matter Detector Data" -- David


[No meeting January 21, 2014]  


January 7, 2013 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1312.4947: "Tight bonds between sterile neutrinos and dark matter" -- Francis-Yan
    • arXiv:1312.4403: "Mapping Dark Matter in the Gamma-Ray Sky with Galaxy Catalogs" -- Jenny


[No meeting December 10, 2013 -- Happy Holidays!]  

November 26, 2013 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:


November 12, 2013 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1311.0139: "Probing a dark matter density spike at the Galactic Center" -- Abhilash
    • arXiv:1307.5798: "Experimental Limits on Primordial Black Hole Dark Matter from the First Two Years of Kepler Data" -- Roland
    • arXiv:1310.8214: "First results from the LUX dark matter experiment at the Sanford Underground Research Facility" -- Jeff


October 29, 2013 (Organizer: Kim)  
  • Talks:
    • Self-Interacting Dark Matter from a Non-Abelian Hidden Sector -- Kim
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1204.3622: "Precise Relic WIMP Abundance and its Impact on Searches for Dark Matter Annihilation" -- Andrey


October 15, 2013 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1310.1079: "The Dwarfs Beyond: The Stellar-to-Halo Mass Relation for a New Sample of Intermediate Redshift Low Mass Galaxies" -- Sarah


October 1, 2013 (Organizer: Jenny)  
  • Talks:
    • Weak lensing with HyperSuprimeCam (HSC) -- Hironao Miyatake (Princeton)
    • New stuff about PIDM -- Francis-Yan
  • Journal Club:
    •  arXiv:1309.6752: "Anisotropy test of the axion-like particle Universe opacity effect: a case for the Cherenkov Telescope Array" -- Jenny


September 17, 2013 (Organizer: Jeff)  
  • Talks:
    • Dark matter highlights from TAUP 2013 -- Jeff 
  • Journal Club:
    • arXiv:1308.4135: "Constraints on dark matter annihilations from diffuse gamma-ray emission in the Galaxy" -- Andrey


September 3, 2013 (Organizer: Sarah)  
  • Journal Club:
    • Roland de Putter: The Synergy between Weak Lensing and Galaxy Redshift Surveys (arXiv:1308:6070)
  • Talks:
    • Summary of the AAS Topical Conference 1: Probes of Dark Matter on Galaxy Scales -- Josh Adams & Drew Newman (visiting from Carnegie) & Sarah Miller
    • conference presentations