Enlightening the Dark
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- Fysisk institutt 
AbstractThe Standard Model of particle physics is an extremely successful theory checked to very high precision. Its last prediction, the Higgs boson, was discovered in 2012. Yet we know now that it is not complete. The main reason to believe so is the observation of several phenomena that cannot be explained by the Standard Model: Neutrino masses, Dark Matter, Matter-antimatter asymmetry of the Universe. We concentrate on the problem of Dark Matter (DM), the other problems are used as a source of motivation for the models of DM. We present the evidence for the existence of DM, briefly describe what is known about possible properties of DM particle and give examples of candidates. We discuss in details the scenario of self-interacting DM and obtain robust constraints on this model. We analyze the sensitivity of new major instrument - Cherenkov Telescope Array - for astrophysical detection of DM annihilation. Finally, we consider an example of combinations of constraints coming from particle physics, cosmology, and astrophysics. We show that this combination allows excluding a significant part of the parameter space of future experiments that aim to detect DM directly.
List of papers
|Paper I: K. Bondarenko, A. Boyarsky, T. Bringmann, and A. Sokolenko. Constraining self-interacting dark matter with scaling laws of observed halo surface densities. JCAP 1804 (2018) no.04, 049. doi:10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/049. [arXiv:1712.06602] The article is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The submitted version is available at: http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-71613|
|Paper II: A. Sokolenko, K. Bondarenko, T. Brinckmann, J. Zavala, M. Vogelsberger, T. Bringmann, and A. Boyarsky. Towards an improved model of self-interacting dark matter haloes. JCAP 1812 (2018) no.12, 038, doi: 10.1088/1475-7516/2018/12/038. [arXiv:1806.11539] The article is not available in DUO due to publisher restrictions. The submitted version is available at: http://urn.nb.no/URN:NBN:no-73493|
|Paper III: I. Boiarska, K. Bondarenko, A. Boyarsky, V. Gorkavenko, M. Ovchynnikov, and A. Sokolenko. Phenomenology of GeV-scale scalar portal, [arXiv:1904.10447] https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.10447 Prepared for submission to JHEP. To be published. The paper is not available in DUO awaiting publishing.|