Complementarity of dark matter searches in the phenomenological MSSM

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Cahill-Rowley M, Cotta R, Drlica-Wagner A, Funk S, Hewett JL, Ismail A, Rizzo TG, Wood M
Journal: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publication year: 2015
Volume: 91
ISSN: 1550-7998


Abstract


As is well known, the search for and eventual identification of dark matter in supersymmetry requires a simultaneous, multipronged approach with important roles played by the LHC as well as both direct and indirect dark matter detection experiments. We examine the capabilities of these approaches in the 19-parameter phenomenological MSSM which provides a general framework for complementarity studies of neutralino dark matter. We summarize the sensitivity of dark matter searches at the 7 and 8 (and eventually 14) TeV LHC, combined with those by Fermi, CTA, IceCube/DeepCore, COUPP, LZ and XENON. The strengths and weaknesses of each of these techniques are examined and contrasted and their interdependent roles in covering the model parameter space are discussed in detail. We find that these approaches explore orthogonal territory and that advances in each are necessary to cover the supersymmetric weakly interacting massive particle parameter space. We also find that different experiments have widely varying sensitivities to the various dark matter annihilation mechanisms, some of which would be completely excluded by null results from these experiments.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Funk, Stefan Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Physik


External institutions
Argonne National Laboratory
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab)
National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC)
University of California Irvine


How to cite

APA:
Cahill-Rowley, M., Cotta, R., Drlica-Wagner, A., Funk, S., Hewett, J.L., Ismail, A.,... Wood, M. (2015). Complementarity of dark matter searches in the phenomenological MSSM. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 91. https://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.91.055011

MLA:
Cahill-Rowley, M., et al. "Complementarity of dark matter searches in the phenomenological MSSM." Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology 91 (2015).

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