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      Impact of nucleon matrix element uncertainties on the interpretation of direct and indirect dark matter search results

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          We study in detail the impact of the current uncertainty in nucleon matrix elements on the sensitivity of direct and indirect experimental techniques for dark matter detection. We perform two scans in the framework of the cMSSM: one using recent values of the pion-sigma term obtained from Lattice QCD, and the other using values derived from experimental measurements. The two choices correspond to extreme values quoted in the literature and reflect the current tension between different ways of obtaining information about the structure of the nucleon. All other inputs in the scans, astrophysical and from particle physics, are kept unchanged. We use two experiments, XENON100 and IceCube, as benchmark cases to illustrate our case. We find that the interpretation of dark matter search results from direct detection experiments is more sensitive to the choice of the central values of the hadronic inputs than the results of indirect search experiments. The allowed regions of cMSSM parameter space after including XENON100 constrains strongly differ depending on the assumptions on the hadronic matrix elements used. On the other hand, the constraining potential of IceCube is almost independent of the choice of these values.

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            Reevaluation of the Hadronic Contributions to the Muon g-2 and to alpha(MZ)

            We reevaluate the hadronic contributions to the muon magnetic anomaly, and to the running of the electromagnetic coupling constant at the Z-boson mass. We include new pi+pi- cross-section data from KLOE, all available multi-hadron data from BABAR, a reestimation of missing low-energy contributions using results on cross sections and process dynamics from BABAR, a reevaluation of all experimental contributions using the software package HVPTools, together with a reanalysis of inter-experiment and inter-channel correlations, and a reevaluation of the continuum contributions from perturbative QCD at four loops. These improvements lead to a decrease in the hadronic contributions with respect to earlier evaluations. For the muon g-2 we find lowest-order hadronic contributions of (692.3 +- 4.2) 10^-10 and (701.5 +- 4.7) 10^-10 for the e+e- based and tau-based analyses, respectively, and full Standard Model predictions that differ by 3.6 sigma and 2.4 sigma from the experimental value. For the e+e- based five-quark hadronic contribution to alpha(MZ) we find Delta_alpha_had[5](MZ)=(275.7 +- 1.0) 10^-4. The reduced electromagnetic coupling strength at MZ leads to an increase by 7 GeV in the most probable Higgs boson mass obtained by the standard Gfitter fit to electroweak precision data.
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              25 July 2013
              2013-10-22
              10.1088/1475-7516/2013/11/049
              1307.6668

              http://arxiv.org/licenses/nonexclusive-distrib/1.0/

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              JCAP11(2013)049
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              hep-ph astro-ph.HE

              High energy & Particle physics, High energy astrophysical phenomena

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