Contribution Poster dark matter
Searches for DM with the ANTARES and KM3NeT neutrino telescopes
for the ANTARES and KM3NeT Collaborations
Session and Location
Wednesday Session, Poster Wall #132 (Hölderlin-Room)
The nature of dark matter is one of the hottest topics in physics nowadays. Neutrino telescopes have an important role in this quest, given their specific characteristics. For instance, the detection of high energy neutrinos from the Sun would be a smoking gun for the presence of dark matter, since the astrophysical uncertainties are small, contrary to what happens with most of other indirect searches, where interpretation of excesses over background is complex. Another very interesting case is the Galactic Centre, where the ANTARES neutrino telescope has already set the best limits in WIMP annihilation cross section for large masses. In this presentation we will review the recent results of ANTARES on dark matter and show the foreseen performance of KM3NeT, which will be the largest neutrino telescope in the world, already in construction. This new detector has two configurations, ORCA (dense) and ARCA (sparse), which complement each other for a wide coverage of WIMP masses.
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