PoS - Proceedings of Science
Volume 395 - 37th International Cosmic Ray Conference (ICRC2021) - DM - Dark Matter
Search for dark matter annihilation towards the inner Milky Way halo with the H.E.S.S. Inner Galaxy Survey
 Hess, H. Abdalla, F. Aharonian, F. Ait-Benkhali, O. Anguener, C. Arcaro, C. Armand, T. Armstrong, H. Ashkar, M. Backes, V. Baghmanyan, V. Barbosa Martins, A. Barnacka, M. Barnard, R. Batzofin, Y. Becherini, D. Berge, K. Bernloehr, B. Bi, M. Boettcher, C. Boisson, J. Bolmont, M. Bony (de), M. Breuhaus, R. Brose, F. Brun, T. Bulik, T. Bylund, F. Cangemi, S. Caroff, S. Casanova, J. Catalano, P. Chambery, T.B. Chand, A. Chen, G. Cotter, M. Curlo, H. Dalgleish, J. Damascene Mbarubucyeye, I.D. Davids, J. Davies, J. Devin, A. Djannati-Ataï, A. Dmytriiev, A. Donath, V. Doroshenko, L. Dreyer, L. Du Plessis, C. Duffy, K. Egberts, S. Einecke, J.P. Ernenwein, S. Fegan, K. Feijen, A. Fiasson, G. Fichet de Clairfontaine, G. Fontaine, L. Frans, M. Fuessling, S. Funk, S. Gabici, Y. Gallant, G. Giavitto, L. Giunti, D. Glawion, J.F. Glicenstein, M.H. Grondin, S. Hattingh, M. Haupt, G. Hermann, J. Hinton, W. Hofmann, C. Hoischen, T. Holch, M. Holler, D. Horns, Z. Huang, D. Huber, M. Hörbe, M. Jamrozy, F. Jankowsky, V. Joshi, I. Jung, E. Kasai, K. Katarzynski, U. Katz, D. Khangulyan, B. Khelifi, S. Klepser, W. Kluzniak, N. Komin, R. Konno, K. Kosack, D. Kostunin, M. Kreter, G. Kukec Mezek, A. Kundu, G. Lamanna, S. Le Stum, A. Lemiere, M. Lemoine-Goumard, J.P. Lenain, F. Leuschner, C. Levy, T. Lohse, A. Luashvili, I. Lypova, J. Mackey, J. Majumdar, D. Malyshev, D. Malyshev, V. Marandon, P. Marchegiani, A. Marcowith, A. Mares, G. Marti'i-Devesa, R. Marx, G. Maurin, P. Meintjes, M. Meyer, A. Mitchell, R. Moderski, L. Mohrmann, A. Montanari*, C. Moore, P. Morris, E. Moulin, J. Muller, T. Murach, K. Nakashima, M. Naurois (de), A. Nayerhoda, H. Ndiyavala, J. Niemiec, A. Noel, P. O'Brien, L.L. Oberholzer, S. Ohm, L. Olivera-Nieto, E. Ona-Wilhelmi (de), M. Ostrowski, S. Panny, M. Panter, D. Parsons, G. Peron, S. Pita, V. Poireau, D. Prokhorov, H. Prokoph, G. Puehlhofer, M. Punch, A. Quirrenbach, P. Reichherzer, A. Reimer, O. Reimer, Q. Remy, M. Renaud, B. Reville, F. Rieger, C. Romoli, G. Rowell, B. Rudak, H. Rueda Ricarte, E. Ruiz Velasco, V. Sahakian, S. Sailer, H. Salzmann, D. Sanchez, A. Santangelo, M. Sasaki, J. Schaefer, H. Schutte, U. Schwanke, F. Schüssler, M. Senniappan, A. Seyffert, J.N.S. Shapopi, K. Shiningayamwe, R. Simoni, A. Sinha, H. Sol, H. Spackman, A. Specovius, S.T. Spencer, M. Spir-Jacob, L. Stawarz, R. Steenkamp, C. Stegmann, S. Steinmassl, C. Steppa, L. Sun, T. Takahashi, T. Tanaka, T. Tavernier, A. Taylor, R. Terrier, H. Thiersen, C. Thorpe-Morgan, M. Tluczykont, L. Tomankova, M. Tsirou, N. Tsuji, R. Tuffs, Y. Uchiyama, J. van der Walt, C. van Eldik, C. van Rensburg, B. van Soelen, G. Vasileiadis, J. Veh, C. Venter, P. Vincent, J. Vink, H.J. Völk, S. Wagner, J.J. Watson, F. Werner, R. White, A. Wierzcholska, Y.W. Wong, H. Yassin, A. Yusafzai, M. Zacharias, R. Zanin, D. Zargaryan, A. Zdziarski, A. Zech, S. Zhu, A. Zmija, S. Zouari and N. Zywuckaet al. (click to show)
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Abstract
The presence of dark matter (DM) is suggested by a wealth of astrophysical and cosmological measurements. However, its underlying nature is yet unknown. Among the most promising candidates
are weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs): particles with mass and coupling strength at
the electroweak scale and thermally produced in the early universe have a present relic density consistent with that observed today. WIMP self-annihilation would produce Standard Model particles
including gamma-rays, which have been long-time recognized as a prime messenger to indirectly
detect dark matter signals. The centre of the Milky Way is predicted as the brightest source of
DM annihilations. The H.E.S.S. collaboration is currently performing a survey of the inner region
of the Milky Way, the Inner Galaxy Survey (IGS), intended to achieve the best sensitivity to faint
and diffuse emissions in a region of several degrees around the Galactic Centre. We analyzed
2014-2020 observations taken with the five-telescope array to search for a DM annihilation signal.
With the current dataset of about 550 hours, we found no significant excess and therefore derived
strong constraints on the velocity-weighted annihilation cross-section. TeV thermal WIMPs can
be probed in different annihilation channels.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22323/1.395.0511
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