While each of the experimental approaches listed above might detect a WIMP, none are capable of fully describing its’ properties. Only by a concerted, collaborative effort amongst all experiments, assisted by detailed theoretical input, will the full properties of the WIMP comprising the dark matter be revealed.
To succeed in this goal, the Dark Matter Hub is bringing together all KICP researchers involved in solving the dark matter problem within a framework designed to foster collaboration. In addition to bringing together local researchers, hub membership includes numerous investigators at other institutions and supports a vigorous program of short- and long-term visitors participating in hub programs. Hub activities include quarterly meetings for members to share their latest results and plans thereby encouraging collaborative discussions on future efforts. The visitors program ensures that fresh viewpoints are always included and provides for rapid dissemination of local results. The hub hosts focused workshops, both within the Hub and for the larger dark matter community to further its mission. The KICP's Dark Matter Hub will speed the resolution of this longstanding cosmological mystery by providing a centralized structure, which promotes all aspects of the search for dark matter.