22-24 May 2013
Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Diffuse gamma-rays from Misaligned AGN and constraints on galactic Dark Matter

22 May 2013, 14:20
Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor) (Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy)

Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor)

Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy


Dr Fiorenza Donato (Torino University)


We calculate the diffuse gamma-ray emission due to the population of misaligned AGN (MAGN) unresolved by the Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope. We demonstrate that the MAGN can contribute from 10% up to nearly the entire measured Isotropic Gamma-Ray Background (IGRB), with a theoretical uncertainty on the flux of almost an order of magnitude. We also evaluate the room left to galactic dark matter at high latitudes, by taking into account the new result on the MAGN contribution to the IGRB, together with the other significant galactic and extragalactic components.

Primary author

Dr Fiorenza Donato (Torino University)

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