Dark Matter: Theory and Experiment (WS 2017/18)


Lecture

Prof. Manfred Lindner, Dr. Giorgio Arcadi

Venue: Philosophenweg 12, kHS
Time: Thursdays, 09:15 - 11:00

At least 60% of all problem sheet points are required for passing this lecture. See the tutorial section below for more details.

Lecture Date Topics
1 19.10.2017 Introduction, first astrophysical indications for dark matter
2 26.10.2017 Further indications for dark matter: Microlensing, galaxy cluster collisions and cosmological evidence
3 02.11.2017 Structure formation as evidence for dark matter, dark matter distribution and particle dark matter
4 09.11.2017 Dark matter and the Standard Model
5 16.11.2017 Supersymmetric dark matter candidates and the "WIMP miracle"
6 23.11.2017 Axions and sterile neutrinos
7 30.11.2017 A brief introduction to cosmology
8 07.12.2017 The Boltzmann equation
9 13.12.2017 The Boltzmann equation (cont.): Coannihilation, FIMPs and SuperWIMPs
10 21.12.2017 Experimental detection of dark matter, production at colliders
11 11.01.2018 TBA

Tutorial

Dominick Cichon

Venue: Philosophenweg 12, kHS
Time: Wednesdays, 09:15 - 11:00

Problem sheets are to be handed in by each participant separately, with the participant's name and immatriculation number being written on the solutions to properly accredit points.
If possible, please provide a valid email address so we are able to notify you about the lectures/exercises if necessary.

Problem sheet Published Deadline Link
0 25.10.2017 n/a click here
1 25.10.2017 02.11.2017 click here
2 02.11.2017 09.11.2017 click here
3 08.11.2017 22.11.2017 click here
4 22.11.2017 06.12.2017 click here
5 06.12.2017 14.12.2017 click here
6 14.12.2017 20.12.2017 click here
7 10.01.2018 17.01.2018 click here

If you have any questions, feedback or suggestions, please do not hesitate to write to: dominick.cichon at mpi-hd.mpg.de