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.
hep group
Last modified: Wed Sep 17 21:35:31 EDT 2003