Torsten Bringmann Bringmann (Hamburg University)
The self-annihilation, or decay, of dark matter particles could result in significant contributions to cosmic ray fluxes of various kinds, providing a unique opportunity to detect dark matter by means other than through its gravitational interaction. A wealth of observational data, both existing and upcoming, makes these indirect detection channels ever more interesting. I review the various messengers used in indirect dark matter searches and compare their respective advantages and disadvantages. I also briefly comment on the complementarity between indirect and direct detection methods, where one hopes to observe the recoil energy that dark matter particles would cause when interacting with a terrestrial detector.