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Title: Wimp searches with gamma rays in the Fermi era: Challenges, methods and results

The launch of the gamma-ray telescope Fermi Large Area Telescope (Fermi-LAT) started a pivotal period in indirect detection of dark matter. By outperforming expectations, for the first time a robust and stringent test of the paradigm of weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs) is within reach. In this paper, we discuss astrophysical targets for WIMP detection and the challenges they present, review the analysis tools which have been employed to tackle these challenges, and summarize the status of constraints on and the claimed detections in the WIMP parameter space. Methods and results will be discussed in comparison to Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes. We also provide an outlook on short term and longer term developments.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Stockholm University SE-10691, Oskar Klein Centre, Department of Physics (Sweden)
  2. Université de Montpellier CNRS/IN2P3, Laboratoire Univers et Paticules de Montpellier (France)
  3. Texas A & M University TX 77843-4242, Mitchell Institute for Fundamental. Physics and Astronomy, Department of Physics and Astronomy (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22471932
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics; Journal Volume: 121; Journal Issue: 6; Other Information: Copyright (c) 2015 Pleiades Publishing, Inc.; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; ASTROPHYSICS; CHERENKOV COUNTERS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; GAMMA RADIATION; LIMITING VALUES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PARTICLE IDENTIFICATION; SPACE; TELESCOPE COUNTERS; WIMPS