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Events in Physics
Title: Certainty And Uncertainty In Dark Matter Searches    (Colloquia)
Start Date: 09/26/2011
Time: 4:30 pm
Location: 1 LeConte Hall
Speaker: Juan Collar
Affiliation: Associate Professor, Kavli Institute, University of Chicago
Contact Person: Sar   (510) 642-3034

Departing from the context of CoGeNT and COUPP, two direct searches for WIMP dark matter, we will inspect the recent landscape of anomalies observed by these and several other detectors. The aim of this talk is to communicate an appreciation for the subtleties inherent to experimental efforts in this field, and for the considerable difficulties that await for those trying to make sense of WIMP search observations (or lack thereof).