Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Characterizing the gamma-ray excess observed in the inner galaxy

Jun 26, 2014, 2:15 PM
Room 5 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 5

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics


Nicholas Rodd (M)


Recent work has confirmed the presence of a gamma-ray excess in data from the Fermi Space Telescope extending at least 10 degrees from the Galactic Center. I will describe recent progress in characterizing this signal by using photons with the highest quality angular reconstruction, with an emphasis on the extended "inner galaxy" region. I will focus on cross-checks we have performed to distinguish this signal from a mismodelled background, and the spatial properties of the signal including its high degree of sphericity.

Primary authors

Douglas Finkbeiner (Harvard University) Nicholas Rodd (M) Stephen Portillo (University of Alberta (CA)) Tansu Daylan (Middle East Technical University (TR)) Dr Tim Linden (University of Chicago) Tracy Slatyer (Harvard University) Dr dan hooper (fermilab)

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