27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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All-Sky Dark Matter Searches with HAWC


  • Mr. Joseph LUNDEEN

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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.