Mar 18 – 22, 2019
MPI for Nuclear Physics
Europe/Berlin timezone

Fermi all-sky gamma-ray analysis with pointlike

Mar 19, 2019, 3:00 PM
MPI for Nuclear Physics

MPI for Nuclear Physics

Saupfercheckweg 1, 69117 Heidelberg
Talk Tuesday


Prof. Toby Burnett (University of Washington)


The Fermi-LAT instrument differs in a fundamental way from its predecessors, particularly EGRET, in having a much larger field of view and energy range. With also having a much larger effective area, the data volume is also substantially larger. The design of pointlike took these factors into account in contrast to the more standard software tools based on the EGRET experience. I will explain this, and discuss the object-oriented design. While the basic parameter optimization is for local patches of sky, an important extension is an iterative all-sky analysis.

Primary author

Prof. Toby Burnett (University of Washington)

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