Improved limits on dark matter annihilation in the Sun with the 79-string IceCube detector and implications for supersymmetry

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Title: Improved limits on dark matter annihilation in the Sun with the 79-string IceCube detector and implications for supersymmetry
Authors: Aartsen, MG
Abraham, K
Ackermann, M
Adams, J
Aguilar, JA
Ahlers, M
Ahrens, M
Altmann, D
Anderson, T
Ansseau, I
Anton, G
Archinger, M
Arguelles, C
Arlen, TC
Auffenberg, J
Bai, X
Barwick, SW
Baum, V
Bay, R
Beatty, JJ
Tjus, JB
Becker, KH
Beiser, E
Benzvi, S
Berghaus, P
Berley, D
Bernardini, E
Bernhard, A
Besson, DZ
Binder, G
Bindig, D
Bissok, M
Blaufuss, E
Blumenthal, J
Boersma, DJ
Bohm, C
Börner, M
Bos, F
Bose, D
Böser, S
Botner, O
Braun, J
Brayeur, L
Bretz, HP
Buzinsky, N
Casey, J
Casier, M
Cheung, E
Chirkin, D
Christov, A
Clark, K
Classen, L
Coenders, S
Collin, GH
Conrad, JM
Cowen, DF
Silva, AHC
Danninger, M
Daughhetee, J
Davis, JC
Day, M
De André, JPAM
Clercq, CD
Rosendo, EDP
Dembinski, H
Ridder, SD
Desiati, P
De Vries, KD
De Wasseige, G
De With, M
Deyoung, T
Díaz-Vélez, JC
Di Lorenzo, V
Dumm, JP
Dunkman, M
Eberhardt, B
Edsjö, J
Ehrhardt, T
Eichmann, B
Euler, S
Evenson, PA
Fahey, S
Fazely, AR
Feintzeig, J
Felde, J
Filimonov, K
Finley, C
Flis, S
Fösig, CC
Fuchs, T
Gaisser, TK
Gaior, R
Gallagher, J
Gerhardt, L
Ghorbani, K
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We present an improved event-level likelihood formalism for including neutrino telescope data in global fits to new physics. We derive limits on spin-dependent dark matter-proton scattering by employing the new formalism in a re-analysis of data from the 79-string IceCube search for dark matter annihilation in the Sun, including explicit energy information for each event. The new analysis excludes a number of models in the weak-scale minimal supersymmetric standard model (MSSM) for the first time. This work is accompanied by the public release of the 79-string IceCube data, as well as an associated computer code for applying the new likelihood to arbitrary dark matter models.
Issue Date: 12-Apr-2016
Date of Acceptance: 24-Mar-2016
ISSN: 1475-7516
Publisher: IOP Publishing
Journal / Book Title: Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
Volume: 2016
Issue: 4
Copyright Statement: rticle funded by SCOAP. Content from this work may be used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Any further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the title of the work, journal citation and DOI.
Sponsor/Funder: Science and Technology Facilities Council
Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
Funder's Grant Number: ST-N000838
Keywords: Science & Technology
Physical Sciences
Astronomy & Astrophysics
Physics, Particles & Fields
dark matter experiments
dark matter theory
neutrino experiments
0201 Astronomical And Space Sciences
0202 Atomic, Molecular, Nuclear, Particle And Plasma Physics
Nuclear & Particles Physics
Publication Status: Published
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