Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

The Fermi Large Area Telescope at 4: the Surprising Gamma-Ray Sky.

Jul 7, 2012, 5:15 PM
15m
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 11. Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Room 216 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology -TR11

Speaker

Dr Eric Charles (SLAC (US))

Description

The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) has been operating since June 2008 and observes the gamma-ray sky from 20 MeV to over 300 GeV. The first four years of the LAT era have seen numerous exciting scientific results, some expected and others unexpected. In this talk I will discuss the current state of our understanding of the gamma-ray sky. In particular, I will describe how the Fermi-LAT has improved our accounting of the contributions from known astrophysical source classes, including some previously undiscovered, and how we can disentangle such contributions from signatures of particle dark matter interactions and other possible signatures for new physics

Primary author

Dr Eric Charles (SLAC (US))

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