Direct and indirect search for DM
- Carlo Gustavino (ROMA1)
200. A Unified Program of Argon Dark Matter Searches: DarkSide-20k and The Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration
Prof. Cristiano Galbiati (GSGC)
Experimenters from four different argon dark matter searches have joined their forces in the the “Global Argon Dark Matter Collaboration” to carry out a unified program for dark matter direct detection. The participants are researchers currently working on the ArDM experiment at LSC; on the DarkSide-50 experiment at LNGS; on the DEAP-3600 experiment at SNOLab; and on the MiniCLEAN experiment...
Matteo Martucci (ROMA2)
The GAPS experiment will be designed to carry out dark matter studies by searching for low-energy cosmic-ray antiparticles (in particular antideuterons). The antideuteron flux, resulting from secondary interactions of primary cosmic rays with the interstellar medium, is very low; novel theoretical studies beyond the standard model of particle physics (i. e., SUSY etc.) predict dark matter...
Ms Lucia Rinchiuso (CEA Irfu)
The nature of dark matter (DM) is one of the most debated questions of contemporary physics. Ground-based arrays of Cherenkov telescopes such as the High Energy Spectroscopic System (H.E.S.S.) search for DM signatures through the detection of very-high-energy (VHE, E > 100 GeV) gamma rays. DM particles could self-annihilate in dense environments producing VHE gamma rays in the final states...
The problem of dark matter detection is of paramount importance for modern astrophysics, since it would allow to fully characterize the properties of the ``missing'' mass in the Universe. So far, in fact, its existence is only based on the indirect observations of the gravitational effects on astronomical objects. Efforts to identify plausible dark matter particle candidates essentially fail...