Exploring beyond-the-standard-model physics with TeV gamma-rays

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Observation of new physics beyond the Standard Model of particle physics would revolutionize the way we see the world. Such effects are often best searched for in the most energetic regions of space and on cosmic scales. Even small effects of new physics can reveal themselves when considered at the highest energies, over large volumes of space, and aggregated over millions of light-years. Here, we consider three well-motivated beyond-the-Standard-Model searches for which the next generation of high-energy observatories will be well-suited: dark matter in the forms of primordial black holes and axion-like particles and violations of Lorentz invariance. The majority of the material is drawn from Science Case for a Wide Field-of-View Very-High-Energy Gamma-Ray Observatory in the Southern Hemisphere [10]. If you’d like to cite results presented in this white paper, please cite the original paper.

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© 2019. Publisher’s version of record: http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2019BAAS...51c.272H

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Astro2020: Decadal Survey on Astronomy and Astrophysics, science white papers, no. 272