Dark matter distribution in the universe and ultra-high energy cosmic rays

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Two of the greatest mysteries of modern physics are the origin of the dark matter in the universe and the nature of the highest energy particles in the cosmic ray spectrum. The authors discuss here possible direct and indirect connections between these two problems, with particular attention to two cases: in the first they study the local clustering of possible sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) driven by the local dark matter overdensity. In the second case they study the possibility that UHECRs are directly generated by the decay of weakly unstable super heavy dark matter.

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Blasi, Pasquale October 10, 2000.

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Two of the greatest mysteries of modern physics are the origin of the dark matter in the universe and the nature of the highest energy particles in the cosmic ray spectrum. The authors discuss here possible direct and indirect connections between these two problems, with particular attention to two cases: in the first they study the local clustering of possible sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) driven by the local dark matter overdensity. In the second case they study the possibility that UHECRs are directly generated by the decay of weakly unstable super heavy dark matter.

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  • International workshop on observing UHECRs from space and earth, Metepec (MX), 08/09/2000--08/12/2000

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-Conf-00/247-A
  • Grant Number: AC02-76CH03000
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 765041
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Blasi, Pasquale. Dark matter distribution in the universe and ultra-high energy cosmic rays, article, October 10, 2000; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc718127/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.