Indirect searches for dark matter in space: Status, results and perspectives from recent and future experiments

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Abstract

The rarefied components of the cosmic-ray flux impinging upon the Earth have been a fertile ground to search for particle physics signatures for the ubiquitous dark matter. Thus, in the last two decades, a number of balloon and satellite experiments have undertaken the extremely challenging task of measuring the cosmic positron, antiproton, electron and gamma-ray fluxes. Any dark matterinduced enhancements of these signals are likely to be subtle effects requiring a detailed understanding of instrumental response as well as more mundane astrophysical sources and galactic propagation effects. We review the status of recent, ongoing and future efforts at teasing out a dark matter signal from the antimatter and electromagnetic cosmic fluxes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity
PublisherWorld Scientific Publishing Co. Pte Ltd
Pages912-914
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)9814374512, 9789814374514
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012
Event12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2009 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 12 2009Jul 18 2009

Publication series

Name12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Dev. in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories - Proc. of the MG 2009 Meeting on General Relativity

Other

Other12th Marcel Grossmann Meeting on Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories, MG 2009
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period7/12/097/18/09

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics

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