Determining the actual local density of dark matter particles

J. L. Bourjaily
2005 European Physical Journal C: Particles and Fields  
Even if dark matter particles are unambiguously discovered in experiments, there is no clear reason to expect that the dark matter problem has been solved. It is very easy to provide examples of dark matter scenarios (e.g. in supersymmetric models) where nearly identical detector signals correspond to extremely different relic densities. Therefore, the density of the particles discovered must be determined before their cosmological relevance is established. In this talk, I will present a
more » ... ll present a general method to estimate the local density of dark matter particles using both dark matter and hadron collider experimental data when it becomes available. These results were obtained in collaboration with Gordon Kane at the University of Michigan.
doi:10.1140/epjcd/s2005-03-004-x fatcat:utgrx3aghzgkzdxwr4gojk56gu