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Search for weakly interacting massive dark matter particles: state of the art and prospects

 a, b, c,  b,  a, b,  a, b,  a, d, b,  a, b,  a, c,  a,  a, b
a Lebedev Physical Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prosp. 53, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
b National University of Science and Technology "MISIS", Leninskii prosp. 4, Moscow, 119049, Russian Federation
c INFN - National Institute of Nuclear Physics, Sezione di Napoli, via Cintia 1, Napoli, 80126, Italy
d National Research Nuclear University ‘MEPhI’, Kashirskoe shosse 31, Moscow, 115409, Russian Federation

Determining the nature of dark matter (DM) is one of the most important challenges of modern experimental physics. This article overviews the major arguments confirming the existence of DM, gives a modern classification of DM particles, identifies possible candidates for their role, discusses the most significant DM particle search experiments conducted and under development. The publication mainly aims to give an idea of diverse experimental methods of and approaches to the registration of DM particles, as well as of the currently available results of their search, which open new prospects in DM studies and contribute to solving topical problems of New Physics.

Keywords: dark matter, cosmic rays, direct and indirect search for dark matter particles
PACS: 95.35.+d
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.2020.11.038872
Citation: Aleksandrov A B, Dashkina A B, Konovalova N S, Okat’eva N M, Polukhina N G, Starkov N I, Tioukov V E, Chernyavsky M M, Shchedrina T V "Search for weakly interacting massive dark matter particles: state of the art and prospects" Phys. Usp., accepted

Received: 28th, May 2020, revised: 13th, November 2020, 20th, November 2020

Оригинал: Александров А Б, Дашкина А Б, Коновалова Н С, Окатьева Н М, Полухина Н Г, Старков Н И, Тюков В Э, Чернявский М М, Щедрина Т В «Поиск слабовзаимодействующих массивных частиц тёмной материи: состояние и перспективы» УФН, принята к публикации; DOI: 10.3367/UFNr.2020.11.038872

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