Indirect Searches for Dark Matter with IceCube
Université Libre de Bruxelles
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Published online: 10 May 2019
The nature of dark matter remains one of the unsolved questions in modern cosmology and to understand its properties different experimental avenues are being explored. Indirect searches make use of the annihilation or decay products of dark matter as tracers to prove its existence. Unlike direct detections methods, indirect searches do not require specialized detectors as existing astro-particle experiments and facilities can be used to search for signatures of dark matter. Among the decay and annihilation products, neutrinos offer a unique way to search for dark matter since their low cross-section makes them capable of escaping from environments in which gamma rays will be absorbed, like the Sun or the Earth. The IceCube neutrino telescope is not only an excellent astro-particle detector, it also has lively program on dark matter searches with very competitive and complementary results to direct detection limits. These proceedings review the latests results of IceCube regarding the indirect search of dark matter with neutrinos.
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