July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Testing the interpretation of the Fermi Galactic center excess in terms of unresolved point sources

Jul 31, 2015, 12:00 PM
Yangtze 1 (World Forum)

Yangtze 1

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution GA-TH Parallel GA05 GeV excess GalCen


Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)


We present a new, powerful and background-independent technique to constrain the luminosity function of point source populations that might contribute to the observed GeV excess emission around the Galactic center. Using this technique, we search for indications of such a population in the latest Fermi LAT data and discuss, for the case of milli-second pulsars, the implications for multi-wavelength searches in the next future. Finally, we show that our technique is particularly promising for a study of the Galactic center excess with upcoming high-resolution gamma-ray space telescopes.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 952
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Christoph Weniger (University of Amsterdam)

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