Determining properties of neutralino dark matter using high-energy neutrino events

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dc.contributor.advisor Butler, Malcolm
dc.creator Elieff, Stefan H. P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:31:40Z
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.other QB464.2 E45 1998
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22218
dc.description v, 81 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 72-79).
dc.description.abstract Observational evidence and theoretical arguments indicate that most of the universe is made of dark matter. Supersymmetry, an extension of the standard model of particle interactions, provides a natural candidate for dark matter: a weakly interacting massive particle (WIMP) called the neutralino. The next generation of high-energy neutrino telescopes could detect these particles indirectly from the neutrinos created when they annihilate after being captured in the Sun and Earth. The possibility of determining neutralino properties based on these neutrino fluxes is investigated for a range of supersymmetric models. Of particular interest is the ratio of events from the Sun and Earth, a quantity that may provide information about neutralino mass and relic density in the universe.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc QB464.2
dc.subject.lcsh Neutrino astrophysics
dc.subject.lcsh Neutrino interactions
dc.subject.lcsh Supersymmetry
dc.subject.lcsh Dark matter (Astronomy)
dc.title Determining properties of neutralino dark matter using high-energy neutrino events
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Astronomy
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Astronomy and Physics
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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