Dissecting the Diffuse Gamma-ray Background using anisotropies
Starts 8 Jun 2012 17:30
Ends 8 Jun 2012 20:00
Central European Time
Leonardo da Vinci Building Euler Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
Abstract: The diffuse gamma-ray background is expected to exhibit small scale anisotropies which can carry information on the underlying sources contributing to it. Astrophysical sources as well as more exotic processes like galactic or extragalactic DM annihilation are expected to leave their imprint in the pattern of the gamma-ray anisotropies. I will present the results of an angular power spectrum analysis of the high-latitude diffuse emission measured by the Fermi-LAT, and discuss the implications of the measured angular power spectrum for gamma-ray source populations that may provide a contribution to the diffuse background.