Aug 27 – 31, 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone

All-Sky Dark Matter Searches with HAWC

Aug 28, 2018, 3:45 PM
1h
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin

LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin

<a href="http://www.langenbeck-virchow-haus.de/" target="_blank"><b>LANGENBECK VIRCHOW HAUS</b></a> Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Board: DM11
Poster (A0 portrait) Dark Matter Poster Session and Coffee Break

Speaker

Mr Joseph Lundeen (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

Description

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory (HAWC) is a very high energy (500 GeV to 100 TeV) gamma ray detector located in southern Mexico. HAWC has both a wide field of a view and near-continuous duty cycle, making it ideal for unbiased sky surveys. We use HAWC data to perform such a search for gamma ray signals from "dark dwarfs"; dark matter sub-halos with no optical counterpart. There should be hundreds of these dark dwarfs in the HAWC field-of-view. We see no significant signals from these, so we use our results to set upper limits on dark matter annihilation across HAWC's view of the sky.

Primary author

Mr Joseph Lundeen (Los Alamos National Laboratory)

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