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Future dark matter searches with the GLAST-LAT
KTH, School of Engineering Sciences (SCI), Physics, Particle and Astroparticle Physics. Stockholms Universitet, Sweden.
2007 (English)In: Frascati Physics Series, 2007, 67-74 p.Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The Large Area Telescope, one of two instruments on the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope mission, scheduled for launch by NASA in early 2008, is a high-energy gamma-ray telescope, sensitive to an energy range from approximately 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV and exceeding the sensitivity of its predecessor EGRET by nearly two orders of magnitude. Annihilation of Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMP), predicted in many extensions of the Standard Model of Particle Physics, may give rise to a signal in gamma-ray spectra from many cosmic sources. In this contribution we give an overview of the searches for WIMP Dark Matter performed by the GLAST-LAT collaboration, in particular we discuss the sensitivity of GLAST to thermal WIMP dark matter in the galactic center and to high energy (50 -150 GeV) gamma-ray lines resulting from WIMP pair annihilation into two gamma-rays.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. 67-74 p.
Series
Frascati Physics Series, ISSN 1122-5157 ; 45
Keyword [en]
Dark matter searches, Gamma ray telescope, Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescopes, Large area telescopes, Orders of magnitude, Pair annihilations, The standard model, Weakly interacting massive particles
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Physical Sciences
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-154651Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84890110448OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-154651DiVA: diva2:766286
Conference
5th International Workshop on Science with the New Generation High Energy Gamma-Ray Experiments - The Light of the Dark: Solving the Mysteries of the Universe, SciNeGHE 2007, 18 June 2007 through 20 June 2007, Frascati, Rome, Italy
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QC 20141126

Available from: 2014-11-26 Created: 2014-10-27 Last updated: 2014-11-26Bibliographically approved

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