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Mainz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Johannes Gutenberg University
Staudingerweg 9 / 2nd floor, 55128 Mainz
Dark matter (DM) searches have undergone dramatic developments in the last decade. We expect 2015 and the following years to deliver a harvest of copious, high precision data, which will enable us to thoroughly test the most promising extensions of the Standard Model of particle physics. Thus, it is timely to start addressing the following key questions:
(i) How do hydrodynamical simulations contribute to our understanding of the Milky Way? And reversely, how to design future simulations in view of the available astronomical data?
(ii) How to use the astronomical data soon to be available in constraining the DM distribution in the Milky Way?
(iii) What are the consequences of both simulations and astronomical observations for the phenomenology of dark matter searches?
The proposed scientific program aims at addressing these questions by bringing together the three communities involved in this effort, namely astronomers, simulators and astroparticle physicists, in a unique and fruitful environment.