II Plenary Session
- Mario De Vincenzi (ROMA3)
Prof. Carlos Munoz (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid UAM & Instituto de Física Teorica IFT)
Direct and indirect dark matter searches will be reviewed. Several interesting theoretical models of annihilating and decaying dark matter will be discussed. For annihilating dark matter, the possibility of obtaining stringent model-independent constraints from Fermi-LAT inner Galaxy measurements, will also be analyzed.
Dr Alessio Tamburro (University of Delaware)
Analysis of cosmic-ray surface data collected with the IceTop array of Cherenkov detectors at the South Pole gives an accurate measurement of the cosmic-ray spectrum and its features in the "knee" region and at higher energies up to about 1 EeV. IceTop is part of the IceCube Observatory, a cubic kilometer Cherenkov detector deployed under IceTop in the polar ice sheet, which reconstructs...
Dr Todor Stanev (University of Delaware)
We discuss the energy spectrum of the cosmic rays above 100 GeV that have been derived from measurements of balloon and satelite experiments and from air shower detection. If one uses Peters cycle to describe the spectrum it is difficult to describe with two single power laws before and after the knee. A much better fit is obtained by using more complicated shape.
Oscar Blanch Bigas (IFAE)
The MAGIC telescopes for gamma-ray astronomy in the very-high energy range are located on the Canary island of La Palma. They are two imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes with 17m diameter composite mirror dishes and ultra-fast electronics. Reaching an energy threshold as low as 50 GeV for observations at low zenith angles, they can close the energy gap between satellite-bourne and...