Particle dark matter: Evidence, candidates and constraints

  title={Particle dark matter: Evidence, candidates and constraints},
  author={Gianfranco Bertone and D. W. Hooper and Joseph I. Silk},
  journal={Physics Reports},
In this review article, we discuss the current status of particle dark matter, including experimental evidence and theoretical motivations. We discuss a wide array of candidates for particle dark matter, but focus on neutralinos in models of supersymmetry and Kaluza-Klein dark matter in models of universal extra dimensions. We devote much of our attention to direct and indirect detection techniques, the constraints placed by these experiments and the reach of future experimental efforts. 
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