Prospects for detecting supersymmetric dark matter in the Galactic halo

  title={Prospects for detecting supersymmetric dark matter in the Galactic halo},
  author={Volker Springel and Simon D. M. White and Carlos S. Frenk and Julio F. Navarro and Adrian Jenkins and Mark Vogelsberger and J Wang and Aaron D Ludlow and Amina Helmi},
Dark matter is the dominant form of matter in the Universe, but its nature is unknown. It is plausibly an elementary particle, perhaps the lightest supersymmetric partner of known particle species. In this case, annihilation of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way should produce γ-rays at a level that may soon be observable. Previous work has argued that the annihilation signal will be dominated by emission from very small clumps (perhaps smaller even than the Earth), which would be most… 

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