APEC Seminar (Astronomy - Particle Physics - Experimental Physics - Cosmology)

Speaker: Rebecca Leane (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
Title: A Story of the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess
Date: Wed, May 27, 2020, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Zoom Seminar
Abstract: The Galactic Center Excess (GCE) is an excess of GeV gamma rays detected by the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope. The GCE has garnered great interest as a possible signal of either dark matter annihilation, or a new population of gamma-ray emitting pulsars. I will discuss arguments for and against both possibilities, and present an overview of the latest developments in our understanding of this intriguing signal.