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Segev BenZvi (University of Rochester)

Date: Tue. March 27th, 2018, 11:30 am-12:30 am
Location: Foldy Room (Rock 211)

The Latest Results from the HAWC Very High-Energy Gamma-ray Survey
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory, located in central
Mexico, is conducting a wide-angle survey of TeV gamma rays and cosmic
rays from two-thirds of the sky. TeV gamma rays are the highest energy
photons ever observed and provide a unique window into the non-thermal
universe. These very high energy photons allow HAWC to conduct a broad
science program, ranging from studies of particle acceleration in the
Milky Way to searches for new physics beyond the Standard Model. In this
talk, I will highlight three analyses which touch on both of these
aspects: the discovery of several very spatially extended pulsar wind
nebulae in the outer Galaxy; a search for evidence of antimatter in the
flux of TeV cosmic rays; and the observation of gamma rays from a nearby
black hole.

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