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Cosmic ray backgrounds for dark matter indirect detection

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The identification of the relic particles which presumably constitute cold dark matter is a key challenge for astroparticle physics. Indirect methods for their detection using high energy astro- physical probes such as cosmic rays have been much discussed. In particular, recent ‘excesses’ in cosmic ray electron and positron fluxes, as well as in microwave sky maps, have been claimed to be due to the annihilation or decay of dark matter. In this thesis, we argue however that these signals a...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Research group:
Rudolf Peierls Centre for Theoretical Physics - Particle Theory group
Oxford college:
Balliol College
Department:
Mathematical,Physical & Life Sciences Division - Physics - Theoretical Physics
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Publication date:
2010
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:2734b849-4d7a-4266-8538-d3dc6cab6b20
Local pid:
ora:6097

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