Pearl Sandick
  • Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, College Of Science
  • Associate Professor, Physics And Astronomy

Publications

  • J. Kumar, P. Sandick, F. Teng, and T. Yamamoto, Gamma-ray Signals from Dark Matter Annihilation Via Charged Mediators, Physical Review D 94 015022 (2016). Published, 07/18/2016.
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...
  • Sandick, Pearl, SUSY dark matter: Beyond the standard paradigm, AIP Conference Proceedings Vol. 1743, 020011 (2016). Published, 03/2016.
    http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4953278
  • J. Ellis, J. Evans, F. Luo, N. Nagata, K.A. Olive, and P. Sandick, Beyond the CMSSM without an accelerator: proton decay and direct dark matter detection, European Physical Journal C 76 8 (2016). Published, 01/05/2016.
    http://link.springer.com/article/10.1140%2Fepjc%2F...
  • Kumar, J. & Sandick, P., Searching for dark matter annihilation to monoenergetic neutrinos with liquid scintillation detectors. JCAP Vol. 2015(06), 035-035 (2015). Published, 06/2015.
    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-751...
  • Kelso, Chris, Kumar, Jason, Sandick, Pearl & Stengel, Patrick, Charged mediators in dark matter scattering with nuclei and the strangeness content of nucleons, Physical Review D, Vol. 91 055028 (2015). Published, 03/2015.
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...
  • Fukushima, Keita, Sandick, Pearl, Kelso, Chris, Yamamoto, Takahiro & Kumar, Jason, MSSM dark matter and a light slepton sector: The incredible bulk, Physical Review D 90, 095007 (2014). Published, 11/2014.
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...
  • Allahverdi, Rouzbeh, Babu, Kaladi, Balantekin, Baha, Dutta, Bhaskar, Kamon, Teruki, Kumar, Jason, Sandick, Pearl & Szczerbinska, Barbara. CETUP* 2013 - Workshop on Dark Matter, Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics PPC 2013 – VIIth International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology. 1-2, AIP Conference Proceedings 1604 (2014) pp.1-461. Published, 06/2014.
  • C. Kelso, P. Sandick, and C. Savage, Lowering the Threshold in the DAMA Dark Matter Search, Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 1309 022 (2013). Published, 09/18/2013.
    http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1475-751...
  • D. Feldman and P. Sandick, Well-Mixed Dark Matter and the Higgs, Physical Letters B 724 241 (2013). Published, 07/23/2013.
    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S...
  • D. Hooper, C, Kelso, P. Sandick, and W. Xue, Closing Supersymmetric Resonance Regions with Direct Detection Experiments, Physical Review D 88 015010 (2013). Published, 07/09/2013.
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...
  • J. Kumar and P. Sandick, Gamma Rays from Bino-like Dark Matter in the MSSM, Physical Review D 12 123534 (2013). Published, 06/27/2013.
    http://journals.aps.org/prd/abstract/10.1103/PhysR...
  • P. Sandick, Dark Matter and EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models, Proceedings of the Center for Theoretical Underground Physics - Dark Matter & Neutrino Physics (CETUP* 2012), Lead/Deadwood, South Dakota, July 10 - Aug 1, 2012, AIP Conference Proceedings 1534 136 (2012). Published, 05/2013.
    http://aip.scitation.org/doi/abs/10.1063/1.4807351
  • P. Sandick, Sub-GUT mSUGRA, Proceedings of the 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP 2012), Melbourne, Australia, July 4-11, 2012, Proceedings of Science ICHEP2012 117 (2013).. Published, 12/12/2012.
  • "Gamma-ray Constraints on the First Stars from Annihilation of Light WIMPs" P. Sandick, J. Diemand, K. Freese, and D. Spolyar, Phys. Rev. D 85 (2012) 083519. Published, 04/2012.
    http://prd.aps.org/abstract/PRD/v85/i8/e083519
  • "Probing EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models with Dark Matter", JHEP 1111 (2011) 110. Published, 11/2011.
  • "Detection Prospects for Majorana Fermion WIMPless Dark Matter", Phys. Rev. D 84 (2011) 014020. Published, 07/2011.
  • "Constraints on a Non-thermal History from Galactic Dark Matter Spikes", Phys. Rev. D. 84 (2011) 023507. Published, 07/2011.
  • "Black Holes in our Galactic halo: Compatibility with FGST and PAMELA Data and Constraints on the First Stars", JCAP 1101 (2011) 018. Published, 01/2011.
  • "Signatures of Dark Star Remnants in the Galactic Halo", Proceedings of the 8th International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter, Montpellier, France, 26-30 July, 2010, PoS IDM2010 086 (2010). Published, 01/2010.
  • "The Sensitivity of the IceCube Neutrino Detector to Dark Matter Annihilating in Dwarf Galaxies", Phys. Rev. D 81 (2010) 083506. Published, 01/2010.
  • "Neutralino Dark Matter in MSSM Models with Non-Universal Higgs Masses", Proceedings of the INvisible Universe International Conference, UNESCO< Paris, France, 29 Jun - 3 Jul 2009, AIP Conf. Proc. 1241 450 (2010). Published, 01/2010.
  • "Particle Dark Matter: Status and Searches", Proceedings of the Frank N. Bash Symposium 2009: New Horizons in Astronomy, Austin, TX, 18-20 Oct. 2009, ASP Conf. Proc. 432 133 (2010). Published, 01/2010.
  • "Detecting Dark matter in the MSSM with Non-Universal Higgs masses", Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on Supersymmetry and the Unification of Fundamental Interactions (SUSY09), Boston, MA, 5-10 Jun 2009, AIP Conf. Proc. 1200 1027 (2010). Published, 01/2010.

Presentations

  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, Idaho State University, February 2017. Presentation, Presented, 02/2017.
  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, California State University - East Bay, December 2016. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, California State University - Stanislaus, December 2016. Presentation, Presented, 12/2016.
  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ, November 2016. Presentation, Presented, 11/2016.
  • “The Search for Dark Matter”, Invited Plenary Talk, APS Joint Four Corners (4CS) and Texas Section Meeting 2016, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM, October 2016. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, October 2016. Presentation, Presented, 10/2016.
  • “Mixing it Up: New Results in Dark Matter”, Departmental Colloquium, University of Utah, SLC, UT, September 2016. Presentation, Presented, 09/2016.
  • “Neutralino Dark Matter - Beyond the Standard Paradigm”, IX International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2015), Deadwood, SD, June-July 2015. Contributed Talk, Presented, 07/2016.
  • “Supersymmetry and Dark Matter: Status and Outlook”, Invited Talk, APS Four Corners Section (4CS) Meeting 2015, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, October 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2015.
  • “Perspectives on WIMP Dark Matter”, Particle Astrophysics Seminar, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, October 2015. Presentation, Presented, 10/2015.
  • “Particle Theory, Cosmology, and the LHC”, Invited Plenary Talk, 2015: The Spacetime Odyssey Continues, Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden, June 2015. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2015.
  • “SUSY Dark Matter - Beyond the Standard Paradigm”, Center for Theoretical Underground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*) Workshop 2015, Lead, SD, June 2015. Presentation, Presented, 06/2015.
  • “The Status of Supersymmetric Dark Matter”, HEP Division Seminar, Argonne National Laboratory, Chicago, IL, March 2015. Presentation, Presented, 03/2015.
  • “Beyond the Standard Model: Dark Matter and Supersymmetry”, Departmental Colloquium, Western Colorado State University, Gunnison, CO, February 2015. Presentation, Presented, 02/2015.
  • “Strange Brew”, APS Four Corners Section (4CS) Meeting 2014, Utah Valley University, Orem, UT, October 2014. Contributed Talk, Presented, 10/2014.
  • “Beyond the Standard Model: Dark Matter and Supersymmetry”, Departmental Colloquium, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, October 2014. Presentation, Presented, 10/2014.
  • “The Incredible Bulk”, Astroparticle Physics 2014 -A Joint IDM/TeVPA Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 2014. Contributed Talk, Presented, 06/2014.
  • “Dark Matter Theory and Searches”, Invited Plenary Talk, Phenomenology Symposium (PHENO) 2014, Pittsburgh, PA, May 2014. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Thoughts on Neutralino Dark Matter”, What is the Dark Matter?, Nordita, Stockholm, Sweden, May-June 2014. Presentation, Presented, 05/2014.
  • “Particle Dark Matter: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections”, Departmental Colloquium, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, January 2014. Presentation, Presented, 01/2014.
  • “Direct Dark Matter Searches and Supersymmetric Resonance Regions”, XXVII Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics, Dallas, TX, December 2013. Contributed Talk, Presented, 12/2013.
  • “The Status of Supersymmetric Dark Matter”, Invited Talk, APS 4 Corners Section Meeting, Denver, CO, October 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2013.
  • “Advances in Supersymmetry Phenomenology”, Departmental Colloquium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT September 2013. Presentation, Presented, 09/2013.
  • “Revisiting Supersymmetric Dark Matter: Beyond the CMSSM”, Invited Plenary Talk, VII International Conference on Interconnections between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2013), Deadwood, SD, July 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2013.
  • “Sub-GUT mSUGRA”, Snowmass on the Pacific, KITP, Santa Barbara, CA, May, 2013. Contributed Talk, Presented, 05/2013.
  • “Scouting Sub-GUT SUSY Scenarios”, Invited Talk, CCAPP Workshop on Dark Matter: from Space to Supercolliders, Columbus, OH, May 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2013.
  • “Sub-GUT mSUGRA”, American Physical Society April Meeting 2013, Denver, CO, April 2013. Contributed Talk, Presented, 04/2013.
  • “To Bino or Not to Bino: Fermi Photons from Dark Matter Annihilation”, TAMU Workshop on Dark Matter, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, March 2013. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2013.
  • “Beyond the CMSSM”, High Energy Theory Seminar, University of California, Davis, CA, May, 2013. Presentation, Presented, 03/2013.
  • "GUT-less mSUGRA”, 36th International Conference on High Energy Physics (ICHEP), Melbourne, Australia, July 2012. Contributed Talk, Presented, 07/05/2012.
  • "Neutralino Dark Matter in GUT-less mSUGRA", LHC Theory Workshop, CoEPP, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia, July 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/03/2012.
  • “Dark Matter and EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models”, Center for Theoretical Under- ground Physics and Related Areas (CETUP*) Workshop 2012, Lead, SD, July 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2012.
  • "Supersymmetric Dark Matter", Invited Talk, Dark Matter Silver Jubilee Symposium, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Richland, WA, June 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/19/2012.
  • “Dark Matter and EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models”, Particle Astrophysics Seminar, Fermilab, Batavia, IL, May 2012. Other, Presented, 05/21/2012.
  • "Gamma-Ray Constraints on Dark Matter Spike", Invited Talk, Dark Matter Signatures in the Gamma-Ray Sky, The University of Texas at Austin, TX, May 2012. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/08/2012.
  • “On Dark Matter”, Condensed Matter Seminar, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT, April 2012. Other, Presented, 04/24/2012.
  • "New Results in Dark Matter", Invited Plenary Lecture at the Essential Cosmology for the Next Generation: Cosmology on the Beach (Cosmología en la Playa) Winter School, Cancún, Mexico. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 01/2012.
  • "Dark Matter and EWSB Naturalness in Unified SUSY Models", Weak Interaction Discussion group, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • "Dark Matter Spikes: Sharpening our Understanding of the First Stars", Particle Theory Seminar, Yale University, New Haven, CT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2011.
  • "Can neutrinos travel faster than the speed of light?", Science Night Live, Sponsored by the College of Science at the University of Utah. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/26/2011.
  • "Superluminal Neutrinos: Phantoms of OPERA?", Special HEAP Seminar (for all members of the Colleges of Science and Engineering), University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • "Particle Dark matter: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections", Colloquium, Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2011.
  • "Dark matter Concentrations in the Galaxy", Vth International Workshop on the INterconnection between Particle Physics and Cosmology (PPC2011), CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2011.
  • "Dark matter Theory and Fermi", Fermi Symposium 2011, Universita La Sapienza, Rome Italy. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 05/2011.
  • "Particle Dark matter: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections", Colloquium, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Dark Matter and New Physics", Linear Collider Workshop of the Americas, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Indirect Detection of the First Stars with Dark Matter Spikes", BOWTIE Seminar, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Indirect Detection of the First Stars with Dark Matter Spikes", BOWTIE Seminar, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Particle Dark matter: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections", Colloquium, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Update on SUSY Dark Matter," American Linear Collider Physics Group (ALCPG) Workshop 2011, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 03/2011.
  • "Sharpening Our Understanding of the First Stars with Gamma-Rays", Aspen Winter Conference: Indirect and Direct Detection of Dark Maytter, Aspen Center for Physics, Aspen, CO. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2011.
  • "Dark matter Spikes: Sharpening Our Understanding of the First Stars with Gamma-Rays", High Energy Physics Seminar, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2010.
  • "Dark Matter Spikes: Sharpening Our Understanding of the First Stars with Gamma-Rays", Joint Relativity/High Energy Theory/Cosmology Seminar, Syracuse University, NY. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • "On SUSY Dark matter", International Workshop on Linear Colliders 2010, CERN, Geneva, Switzerland. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • "Dark matter Spikes: Sharpening Our Understanding of the First Stars with Gamma-Rays", Joint Particle Seminar, University of California, Irvine, CA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2010.
  • "Black Holes in our Galactic Halo: Compatibility with FGST Data and Constraints on the First Stars", High Energy Theory Seminar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 09/2010.
  • "Dark Matter in 2010: High Hopes and Low Cross Sections", Rutherford Lecture, The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 08/2010.
  • "Dark Matter Spikes in Our Galactic Halo", 8th International Workshop on the Identification of Dark Matter, University of Montpellier 2, Montpellier, france. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2010.
  • "Dark Matter Spikes in Our Galactic Halo", TeV Particle Astrophysics 2010, Paris, France. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2010.
  • "SUSY Dark matter", Novel Searches for Dark matter with Neutrino Telescopes, CCAPP, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2010.
  • "Overview of SUSY Dark matter", Second Workshop on "Low Energy" Neutrino Physics and Astrophysics with IceCube's DeepCore Sub-Array, Center for Particle Astrophysics, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2010.
  • "Neutrinos as a Test of Leptophilic Dark Matter", Particle Physics and Astrophysics Seminar, Arizona State university, Tempe, AZ. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2010.

Software Titles

  • MADHAT (Model-Agnostic Dark Halo Analysis Tool). MADHAT is a numerical tool which implements a Fermi-LAT data-driven, model-independent analysis of gamma-ray emission from dwarf satellite galaxies and dwarf galaxy candidates due to dark matter annihilation, dark matter decay, or other nonstandard or unknown astrophysics. MADHAT efficiently provides statistical upper bounds on the number of observed photons in excess of the number expected, based on empirical determinations of foregrounds and backgrounds, using a stacked analysis of any selected set of dwarf targets. It also calculates the resulting bounds on the properties of dark matter under any assumptions theuser makes regarding dark sector particle physics or astrophysics. MADHAT v1.0 includes 58 dwarfs and dwarf candidate targets. Release Date: 10/07/2019. Inventors: K. Boddy, S. Hill, J. Kumar, P. Sandick, and B. Shams Es Haghi.