VERITAS limits on dark matter annihilation from dwarf galaxies

  title={VERITAS limits on dark matter annihilation from dwarf galaxies},
  author={Jeff Grube and for the Star Collaboration},
  journal={arXiv: High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena},
Current cosmological models and data suggest the existence of a Cold Dark Matter (DM) component, however the nature of DM particles remains unknown. A favored candidate for DM is a Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) in the mass range from 50 GeV to greater than 10 TeV. Nearby dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSph) are expected to contain a high density of Dark Matter with a low gamma-ray background, and are thus promising targets for the detection of secondary gamma rays at very high energies… 

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