Date and time: February 12th, 2018 at 16:00 CET
Speaker: Samuel Witte
Title: A Unified Halo-Independent Formalism for Direct Detection Experiments.
Abstract: In this talk I will present a new formalism that quite generically allows for the comparison of direct dark matter detection data in a halo-independent manner. This formalism, based on theorems from convex geometry, effectively eliminates all caveats that had limited the applicability of previously developed halo-independent methods; for example, halo-independent comparisons can now be made between putative measurements of the annual modulation and upper limits on the scattering rate in a statistically unambiguous way.