Searching for Dark Matter in High Energy Astrophysics
Ilias Cholis
Johns Hopkins University

The nature of Dark Matter is one of the most puzzling questions in physics. We observe its gravitational impact in many different astronomical systems and through cosmological measurements have now determined with great precision its abundance in the Universe. Furthermore by combining observations with numerical simulations we know pretty well what is its distribution in galaxies. Yet its nature, what it is made of, remains a mystery. Dr. Cholis will discuss how we search for possible signals of dark matter using observations at high energies, in cosmic-rays, gamma-rays, though multi-wavelength approaches, and even from the detection of gravitational waves. Dr. Cholis will also discuss some of the more conventional astrophysical sources that can give signals mimicking those from dark matter and how we can search for them using current and future observations.