Research report 2003 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

Annihilation of dark matter in the halo of the Milky Way

Stoehr, Felix; Springel, Volker
If the dark matter in the universe consists of weakly interacting elementary particles that can annihilate each other, it should be possible to detect their annihilation radiation directly. High-resolution cosmological simulations of the distribution of dark matter in the Milky Way can be used to make detailed predictions for the expected annihilation radiation from the galactic center and the satellite galaxies of the Milky Way. If the dark matter particles are neutralinos, these predictions imply favourable detection possibilities for next generation gamma ray telescopes.

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