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Title: Indirect searches for dark matter with the Fermi large area telescope

Abstract

There is overwhelming evidence that non-baryonic dark matter constitutes ~ 27% of the energy density of the Universe. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) are promising dark matter candidates that may produce γ rays via annihilation or decay detectable by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT). A detection of WIMPs would also indicate the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model. We present recent results from the two cleanest indirect WIMP searches by the Fermi-LAT Collaboration: searches for γ-ray spectral lines and γ-ray emission associated with Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Contributing Org.:
Fermi-LAT Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1192019
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physics Procedia
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 61; Journal Issue: C; Journal ID: ISSN 1875-3892
Publisher:
Elsevier
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

Citation Formats

Albert, Andrea. Indirect searches for dark matter with the Fermi large area telescope. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.004.
Albert, Andrea. Indirect searches for dark matter with the Fermi large area telescope. United States. doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.004.
Albert, Andrea. Tue . "Indirect searches for dark matter with the Fermi large area telescope". United States. doi:10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.004. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1192019.
@article{osti_1192019,
title = {Indirect searches for dark matter with the Fermi large area telescope},
author = {Albert, Andrea},
abstractNote = {There is overwhelming evidence that non-baryonic dark matter constitutes ~ 27% of the energy density of the Universe. Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs) are promising dark matter candidates that may produce γ rays via annihilation or decay detectable by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT). A detection of WIMPs would also indicate the existence of physics beyond the Standard Model. We present recent results from the two cleanest indirect WIMP searches by the Fermi-LAT Collaboration: searches for γ-ray spectral lines and γ-ray emission associated with Milky Way dwarf spheroidal satellite galaxies.},
doi = {10.1016/j.phpro.2014.12.004},
journal = {Physics Procedia},
number = C,
volume = 61,
place = {United States},
year = {Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EDT 2015},
month = {Tue Mar 24 00:00:00 EDT 2015}
}

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