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New Directions in the Search for Dark Matter

by Surjeet Rajendran

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Authors (as registered SciPost users): Surjeet Rajendran
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Preprint Link: scipost_202109_00034v2  (pdf)
Date accepted: 2022-04-13
Date submitted: 2022-04-03 22:54
Submitted by: Rajendran, Surjeet
Submitted to: SciPost Physics Lecture Notes
Ontological classification
Academic field: Physics
  • Gravitation, Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
  • High-Energy Physics - Phenomenology
  • Quantum Physics
Approaches: Theoretical, Experimental


The identification of the nature of dark matter is one of the most important problems confronting particle physics. Current observational constraints permit the mass of the dark matter to range from $\sim 10^{-22}$ eV - $10^{48}$ GeV. Given the weak nature of these bounds and the ease with which dark matter models can be constructed, it is clear that the problem can only be solved experimentally. In these lectures, I discuss methods to experimentally probe a wide range of dark matter candidates.

Published as SciPost Phys. Lect. Notes 56 (2022)

Author comments upon resubmission

I have incorporated the vast majority of the comments by the reviewers. The only comments I have not incorporated involve specifying the speed of light explicitly when I talk about velocities of dark matter since I think this is clear.

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