12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
Asia/Seoul timezone
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[DM046] Searching for TeV DM evidence from Dwarf Irregular Galaxies with the HAWC Observatory

Speakers

  • Sergio HERNÁNDEZ CADENA

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Description

The dynamic of dwarf irregular (dIrr) galaxies is observed to be dominated by dark matter (DM). Recently, the DM density distribution has been studied for 31 dIrrs. Their extended DM halo (Burket type profile) makes these objects good candidates for DM searches. Located in Puebla (Mexico), the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory is an optimal instrument to perform such DM searches, because of its wide field of view (approx. 2 sr), angular resolution and energy threshold. We analyzed a set of one year data and we found no significant DM signal from dIrr galaxies. We present the upper limits for DM annihilation cross-section with dIrr galaxies.