Perspectives on the detection of supersymmetric Dark Matter
Karlsruher Institute of Technology, Institute of Experimental Particle Physics, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany
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Published online: 3 August 2018
Up to now searches for Dark Matter (DM) detection have not been successful, either because our paradigm in howDMsignals should look like are wrong or the detector sensitivity is still too low in spite of the large progress made in recent years. We discuss both possibilities starting with what we know about DM from cosmology and why Supersymmetry provides such an interesting paradigm for cosmology and particle physics in order to appreciate what it means to give up this paradigm. In addition, we compare the predicted cross sections for direct and indirect DM detection with observations with emphasis on the latest developments. Especially, we discuss the possible origins of the two hotly debated candidates for a DM annihilation signal, namely the positron excess and the Fermi GeV excess, which are unfortunately incompatible with each other and more mundane astrophysical explanations exist.
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