Constraining superheavy dark matter with the multi-messenger observations of accompanying radiation
- December 20 (Fri) at 14:00 - 15:00, 2019 (JST)
- Dr. Yana Zhezher (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), The University of Tokyo)
- Seminar Room #132
One of the main alternatives for the weakly interacting massive particles (WIMP) dark matter scenario are the super-heavy X particles with masses larger than the weak scale by orders of magnitude. We assume the experimentally more plausible scenario of decaying superheavy dark matter (SHDM), which leads to the production secondary particles: electrons, positrons, gamma rays and neutrinos. The hypothetical X-particle has two main parameters: it’s mass MX and lifetime 𝜏, which can be indirectly constrained by comparisons of predicted flux of secondary particles with the astrophysical observations. We present the limits on the SHDM parameters derived with the multi-messenger data from the Fermi-LAT, IceCube and other experiments.