Mixing It Up: New Results in Dark Matter
Dr. Pearl Sandick
Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Utah

The question of the identity of dark matter remains one of the most important outstanding puzzles in modern physics.  Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) have long been the frontrunner dark matter candidate, with the supersymmetric neutralino serving as the canonical WIMP.  In this talk, I’ll discuss recent results relevant to the search for dark matter, supersymmetric and otherwise, and highlight the spectrum of theoretical and phenomenological approaches to its study.  As I’ll demonstrate, even canonical WIMPs may reveal themselves in surprising ways!