Particle dark matter physics: An update
This write-up gives a rather elementary introduction into particle physics aspects of the cosmological dark matter puzzle. A fairly comprehensive list of possible candidates is given; in each case the production mechanism and possible ways to detect them (if any) are described. I then describe detection of the, in my view, most promising candidates, weakly interacting massive particles or WIMPs, in slightly more detail. The main emphasis will be on recent developments.
Volume 95, 2021
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