About the INPA Seminars

All seminars are on Fridays (unless otherwise noted) and start at 12:00 (noon) with a brief presentation of the weekly scientific news. Typically the talks end by 13:00. The seminars take place in Bldg. 50A, room 5132.

The committee members are:

The following Seminar schedule for the Institute for Nuclear and Particle Astrophysics is tentative. The seminar becomes final usually a few days before the Friday of the talk.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact Paris Gordon at 510-486-4903 pcgordon@lbl.gov

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VIRTUAL INPA SEMINAR – Eric Charles (Stanford) – Friday, May 22, 2020

May 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker: Eric Charles (Stanford)
Title: Indirect Dark Matter Detection: Status and Summary of WIMP Searches  
The nature of dark matter is a longstanding enigma of physics; it may consist of particles beyond the Standard Model that are still elusive to experiments. Searches for signals from the annihilation or decay of weakly interacting massive particle (WMIP) dark matter using observations of the gamma-ray sky have come to prominence over the last decade.    Current and upcoming telescopes such as the Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT) and the Cerenkov Telescope Array are particularly well suited for searching for products of the interactions of dark matter particles.  In this talk I will describe astrophysical targets studied for evidence of dark matter, and review the status of these searches.  I will also discuss the factors that determine the sensitivities of these searches, including the magnitudes of the signals and the relevant backgrounds, considering both statistical and systematic uncertainties.  Finally, I will discuss how upcoming observatories operating across the electromagnetic spectrum could change this field. 
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May 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

INPA guests from campus can now come up to the lab early on Fridays. The INPA Common Room (50-5026) is reserved for our guests from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon, and from 1 pm to 5 pm. Note that the seminars are now held in 50A-5132 to accommodate a larger number of attendees.

Also, on Fridays from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm you are welcome to join the INPA Speaker for a brown-bag lunch in the small Pers Hall conference room, 54-130B.

INPA Tea Series

The Physics and Nuclear Science Divisions have together been leaders in revolutionary changes in our understanding of neutrinos and cosmology. Everyone is welcome to attend the open forum. Tea and light refreshments will be served.

INPA Common Room (50-5026)
3:30 pm

Access to the Lab

For a shuttle pass please email Paris Gordon. Please note: the pass is only valid for the day of the seminar.

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions please contact, preferably via email, Paris Gordon.