Gamma-rays from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Central Region of the Galaxy

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In this article, we review the prospects for the FERMI satellite (formerly known as GLAST) to detect gamma-rays from dark matter annihilations in the Central Region of the Milky Way, in light of the recent observations and discoveries of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. While the existence of significant astrophysical backgrounds in this part of the sky limits FERMI's discovery potential to some degree, this can be mitigated by exploiting the peculiar energy spectrum and angular distribution of the dark matter annihilation signal relative to those of astrophysical backgrounds.

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Serpico, Pasquale Dario & Hooper, Dan February 1, 2009.

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In this article, we review the prospects for the FERMI satellite (formerly known as GLAST) to detect gamma-rays from dark matter annihilations in the Central Region of the Milky Way, in light of the recent observations and discoveries of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes. While the existence of significant astrophysical backgrounds in this part of the sky limits FERMI's discovery potential to some degree, this can be mitigated by exploiting the peculiar energy spectrum and angular distribution of the dark matter annihilation signal relative to those of astrophysical backgrounds.

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  • Invited talk at International School on Astroparticle Physics: Dark Matter in Astrophysics and Particle Physics (ISAPP 2008), Madrid, Spain, 21 Jun - 1 Jul 2008

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  • Report No.: FERMILAB-PUB-09-045-A
  • Grant Number: AC02-07CH11359
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 951357
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Serpico, Pasquale Dario & Hooper, Dan. Gamma-rays from Dark Matter Annihilation in the Central Region of the Galaxy, article, February 1, 2009; Batavia, Illinois. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc929721/: accessed September 24, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.