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Title: Working Group Report: Dark Matter Complementarity (Dark Matter in the Coming Decade: Complementary Paths to Discovery and Beyond)

In this Report we discuss the four complementary searches for the identity of dark matter: direct detection experiments that look for dark matter interacting in the lab, indirect detection experiments that connect lab signals to dark matter in our own and other galaxies, collider experiments that elucidate the particle properties of dark matter, and astrophysical probes sensitive to non-gravitational interactions of dark matter. The complementarity among the different dark matter searches is discussed qualitatively and illustrated quantitatively in several theoretical scenarios. Our primary conclusion is that the diversity of possible dark matter candidates requires a balanced program based on all four of those approaches.
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arXiv eprint number arXiv:1310.8621
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Conference: Community Summer Study 2013: Snowmass on the Mississippi (CSS2013), Minneapolis, MN, USA, 29 Jul - 6 Aug 2013.
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL
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USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States