July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Searching for Dark Matter Shining in Gamma Rays in the Galactic center

Aug 1, 2015, 5:00 PM
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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
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Simona Murgia (University of California, Irvine)


The center of the Milky Way is predicted to be the brightest region in the gamma-ray sky produced by dark matter annihilation or decay. In recent years, claims have been made of an excess consistent with a dark matter annihilation signal in the data collected by the Fermi Large Area Telescope towards the Galactic center. These results are intriguing, however the complexity involved in modeling the foreground and background emission from conventional astrophysical sources makes a conclusive interpretation of these results challenging. In this talk, I will summarize the current status of these searches, including the results from the Fermi LAT collaboration, and discuss prospects for improving these searches.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 964
Collaboration FERMI

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Simona Murgia (University of California, Irvine)

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