Direct constraints on minimal supersymmetry from Fermi-LAT observations of the dwarf galaxy Segue 1
2010 (English)In: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, ISSN 1475-7516, no 1, 31-50 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The dwarf galaxy Segue 1 is one of the most promising targets for the indirect detection of dark matter. Here we examine what constraints 9 months of Fermi-LAT gamma-ray observations of Segue 1 place upon the Constrained Minimal Supersymmetric Standard Model (CMSSM), with the lightest neutralino as the dark matter particle. We use nested sampling to explore the CMSSM parameter space, simultaneously fitting other relevant constraints from accelerator bounds, the relic density, electroweak precision observables, the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon and B-physics. We include spectral and spatial fits to the Fermi observations, a full treatment of the instrumental response and its related uncertainty, and detailed background models. We also perform an extrapolation to 5 years of observations, assuming no signal is observed from Segue 1 in that time. Results marginally disfavour models with low neutralino masses and high annihilation cross-sections. Virtually all of these models are however already disfavoured by existing experimental or relic density constraints.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2010. no 1, 31-50 p.
dark matter theory, dwarfs galaxies, supersymmetry and cosmology, gamma ray theory
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-38209DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2010/01/031OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-38209DiVA: diva2:308042