The Status of Inelastic Dark Matter Before the Winter Conferences
Inelastic dark matter (iDM) was proposed as a theory in which the current
positive result from DAMA was compatible with the existing null results at
the name (namely CDMS). Since that time, there have been additional
experimental results, with additional evidence from DAMA raising their
significance on the one hand, and null results from ZEPLIN completely
excluding DAMA in the standard framework on the other. This makes the
possible particle physics reconciliations even more interesting. So how
does iDM stand in light of this? In this talk, I'll discuss the status of
various experiments, and what the prospects are for data they should be
reporting data soon, and how this can constain iDM in the near future.
We'll also consider novel signatures that can distinguish this scenario
from standard WIMPs.
Last modified: Wed Sep 17 21:35:31 EDT 2003