Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy
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Section on Prospects for Dark Matter Detection of the White Paper on the Status and Future of Ground-Based TeV Gamma-Ray Astronomy

  • Author(s): Buckley, J
  • Baltz, EA
  • Bertone, G
  • Byrum, K
  • Fegan, S
  • Ferrer, F
  • Gondolo, P
  • Hall, J
  • Hooper, D
  • Horan, D
  • Koushiappas, S
  • Krawczynski, H
  • LeBohec, S
  • Profumo, S
  • Silk, J
  • Tait, T
  • Vassiliev, V
  • Wagner, R
  • Wakely, S
  • Wood, M
  • Zaharijas, G
  • et al.
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Abstract

This is a report on the findings of the dark matter science working group for the white paper on the status and future of TeV gamma-ray astronomy. The white paper was commissioned by the American Physical Society, and the full white paper can be found on astro-ph (arXiv:0810.0444). This detailed section discusses the prospects for dark matter detection with future gamma-ray experiments, and the complementarity of gamma-ray measurements with other indirect, direct or accelerator-based searches. We conclude that any comprehensive search for dark matter should include gamma-ray observations, both to identify the dark matter particle (through the charac- teristics of the gamma-ray spectrum) and to measure the distribution of dark matter in galactic halos.

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