Colloquia

Colloquium
Friday, October 15, 2010
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Exploring the Universe with Gamma-Rays"


Brian Winer , Ohio State University
[Host: Chris Neu ]
ABSTRACT:
The most energetic phenomena in the cosmos are often revealed through their gamma-ray emissions. Observing gamma-rays up to ~100 GeV requires a space-born observatory. The Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope (FGST) was launched in June 2008 and is beginning its third year of observation of a mission that will last at least 5 years. The primary instrument on FGST is the Large Area Telescope (LAT), which is sensitive to gamma rays from ~20 MeV to over 300 GeV. The current status of the Fermi mission will be discussed along with results from a variety of astrophysical topics including the search for indirect evidence of dark matter.

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