Dark matter search in extended dwarf spheroidal galaxies with CTA
- October 11 at 14:00 - 15:00, 2019
- Dr. Nagisa Hiroshima (Postdoctoral Researcher, iTHEMS)
The nature of dark matter (DM) is still a big mystery. Among the varieties of candidates, Weakly Interacting Massive Particle (WIMP) is one of the most promising ones. Gamma-ray observations of dwarf spheroidal galaxies (dSphs) by Fermi satellites put the strongest constraints at mDM<~ a few hundreds of GeV. In the near future, Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) starts its operations and expect to probe WIMP of mDM>~O(1)TeV.
Different from previous experiments, spatial distributions of DM in dSphs are resolved with CTA. In this talk, I explain how it affects our accessibility to DM annihilation cross-section.