Dark Matter Searches with the Fermi Large Area Telescope

Luca Latronico (INFN Pisa)
Auditorium, 16:45 h

The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) has been collecting high energy gamma rays from 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV for 5 years, and is now completing its prime observations cycle. With about 800 million gamma-ray events to date, and a uniform exposure over the whole sky. LAT data allowed for the first time the compilation of catalogs of gamma-ray sources of diverse classes, as well as accurate modeling of diffuse gamma-ray emission not associated to sources, which are both critical foregrounds for searches of gamma rays originating from Dark Matter. The LAT also detected and identified millions of cosmic-ray electrons and positrons, enabling access to Dark Matter signatures complementary to those in gamma rays. In this talk I will review the broad search strategy, discuss the most important results and the future prospects for a continuing hunt to particle Dark Matter with the Fermi LAT.

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