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dc.contributor.author Bertone, Gianfranco en_US
dc.contributor.author Merritt, David en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-17T15:03:49Z en_US
dc.date.available 2006-02-17T15:03:49Z en_US
dc.date.issued 2005-05-10 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mod.Phys.Lett. A20 (2005) 1021 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/1229 en_US
dc.description Also archived in: arXiv: astro-ph/0504422 v1 19 Apr 2005 en_US
dc.description.abstract Non-baryonic, or “dark”, matter is believed to be a major component of the total mass budget of the universe. We review the candidates for particle dark matter and discuss the prospects for direct detection (via interaction of dark matter particles with laboratory detectors) and indirect detection (via observations of the products of dark matter self-annihilations), focusing in particular on the Galactic center, which is among the most promising targets for indirect detection studies. The gravitational potential at the Galactic center is dominated by stars and by the supermassive black hole, and the dark matter distribution is expected to evolve on sub-parsec scales due to interaction with these components. We discuss the dominant interaction mechanisms and show how they can be used to rule out certain extreme models for the dark matter distribution, thus increasing the information that can be gleaned from indirect detection searches. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship GB is supported by the DOE and the NASA grant NAG 5-10842 at Fermilab. DM acknowledges support from the NSF (AST-0206031, AST-0420920 and AST-0437519), NASA (NNG04GJ48G) and the Space Telescope Science Institute (HSTAR-09519.01-A and HST-GO-09401.10A). en_US
dc.format.extent 303388 bytes en_US
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Modern Physics Letters A en_US
dc.subject Dark matter en_US
dc.subject Galactic center en_US
dc.title Dark matter dynamics and indirect detection en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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