Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Blank On The Map: Links for the week - dark matter special

A longer blog posting should ready by the weekend, but is proving a little harder to write than I had hoped. In the meantime, here is a collection of interesting things to read elsewhere. I will make this sort of a roundup of worthwhile links a weekly feature on this blog, though it will make more sense to put it out at the weekend next time. Anyway, here you go:

Physics links:
  • Dark matter detection experiments have been in the news a lot recently. A couple of pre-prints have claimed to have seen some tentative evidence for a dark matter annihilation signal in gamma-ray data from the Large Area Telescope on the Fermi satellite, that somehow wasn't seen by the Fermi guys themselves. Matt Strassler discusses the first of these papers hereRhys provides a nice short summary of both; you may also want to read a more bombastic discussion on Lubos Motl's blog.
Read the rest at Blank On The Map