Jul 22 – 27, 2018
MacMillian
US/Eastern timezone

Point Sources at the Galactic Center

Jul 27, 2018, 3:00 PM
20m
Kassar-Foxboro

Kassar-Foxboro

Talk Indirect Detection 5.4 Indirect Detection

Speaker

Rebecca Leane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)

Description

The Galactic Center GeV excess is firmly detected. While there is statistical evidence suggesting the excess originates largely from point sources, its interpretation as a signal of annihilating dark matter has not been conclusively ruled out. I will discuss the degree to which assumptions about the diffuse modeling and source populations could affect non-Poissonian template fitting methods that indicate a point-source origin for the excess.

Primary authors

Rebecca Leane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Tracy Slatyer

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