Center for Theoretical Physics of the Universe (CTPU-PTC)

A new halo independent method for direct dark matter searches

by Dr Alejandro Ibarra (TUM)

We present a method to calculate, without making assumptions about the local dark matter velocity distribution, the maximal and minimal number of signal events in a direct detection experiment given a set of constraints from other direct detection experiments and/or neutrino telescopes. The method also allows to determine the velocity distribution that optimizes the signal rates. Finally, we show some applications of this method.