Searches for Dark Matter with the IceCube Detector

  title={Searches for Dark Matter with the IceCube Detector},
  author={Matthias Danninger},
  journal={Journal of Physics: Conference Series},
  • M. Danninger
  • Published 30 July 2012
  • Physics, Computer Science
  • Journal of Physics: Conference Series
Construction of the IceCube neutrino observatory was recently completed, including the full DeepCore sub-array, a low-energy extension of the IceCube detector. We present recent results from the searches of dark matter candidates with IceCube, performed with the 22-and 40-string configurations using the Sun and the Galactic Center and Halo as possible dark matter sources. We also report on the search for dark matter annihilations with the IceCube neutrino detector in the 79-string configuration… 
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