The search for galactic dark matter clump candidates with Fermi and MAGIC
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Citation of Original PublicationD. Nieto, J. Aleksić, J.A. Barrio, J.L. Contreras, M. Doro, S. Lombardi, N. Mirabal, A. Moralejo, S. Pardo, J. Rico, F. Zandanel, The search for galactic dark matter clump candidates with Fermi and MAGIC, https://arxiv.org/abs/1109.5935
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We present a systematic search for potential dark matter clumps in our Galaxy among the 630 unassociated sources included in the LAT 1-year Point Source Catalog. Assuming a dark matter particle that generates observable gamma-ray photons beyond the Fermi energy range through self-annihilation, we compile a list of reasonable targets for the MAGIC Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. In order to narrow down the origin of these enigmatic sources, we summarize ongoing multiwavelength studies including X-ray, radio, and optical spectroscopy. We report on observations of two of these candidates using the MAGIC Telescopes. We find that the synergy between Fermi and Cherenkov telescopes, along with multiwavelength observations, could play a key role in indirect searches for dark matter.