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Title: IceCube, DeepCore, PINGU and the indirect search for supersymmetric dark matter

The discovery of a particle that could be the lightest CP-even Higgs of the minimal supersymmetric extension of the Standard Model (MSSM) and the lack of evidence so far for supersymmetry at the LHC have many profound implications, including for the phenomenology of supersymmetric dark matter. In this study, we re-evaluate and give an update on the prospects for detecting supersymmetric neutralinos with neutrino telescopes, focussing in particular on the IceCube/DeepCore Telescope as well as on its proposed extension, PINGU. Searches for high-energy neutrinos from the Sun with IceCube probe MSSM neutralino dark matter models with the correct Higgs mass in a significant way. This is especially the case for neutralino dark matter models producing hard neutrino spectra, across a wide range of masses, while PINGU is anticipated to improve the detector sensitivity especially for models in the low neutralino mass range.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Utah, 201 Presidents Circle, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 (United States)
  2. Department of Physics and Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, University of California, 1156 High St., Santa Cruz, CA 95064 (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22369810
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics; Journal Volume: 2014; Journal Issue: 01; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; CERN LHC; HIGGS BOSONS; HIGGS MODEL; MASS; NEUTRALINOS; NEUTRINOS; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLES; SENSITIVITY; SPECTRA; STANDARD MODEL; SUN; SUPERSYMMETRY; TELESCOPES