Model-independent constraints on dark matter annihilation in dwarf spheroidal galaxies [CL]

We present a general, model-independent formalism for determining bounds on the production of photons in dwarf spheroidal galaxies via dark matter annihilation, applicable to any set of assumptions about dark matter particle physics or astrophysics. As an illustration, we analyze gamma-ray data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope to constrain a variety of nonstandard dark matter models, several of which have not previously been studied in the context of dwarf galaxy searches.

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K. Boddy, J. Kumar, D. Marfatia, et. al.
Tue, 13 Feb 18

Comments: 14 pages, 10 figures, 1 table. The unnormalized background distribution for each dwarf is available in an ancillary file