EPJ Web Conf.
Volume 209, 2019RICAP18, 7th Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Published online||13 May 2019|
The quest for dark matter in dwarf spheroidal galaxies with the Cherenkov Telescope Array
1 INAF – Osservatorio Astronomico di Roma, Via Frascati 33, I-00040 Monte Porzio Catone (RM), Italy
2 ASI – Space Science Data Center, Via del Politecnico snc, I-00133 Roma, Italy
3 INFN – Sezione di Roma Tor Vergata, Via della Ricerca Scientifica 1, I-00133 Roma, Italy
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Published online: 13 May 2019
Dwarf spheroidal galaxies are among the best environments that can be studied with Cherenkov telescopes for indirect searches of γ-ray signals coming from dark matter self-interaction (annihilation or decay), due to their proximity and negligible background emission. We present new determinations of the dark-matter amount – i.e. the astrophysical factors J and D – in dwarf-galaxy halos obtained through the MCMC Jeans analysis of their brightness and kinematic data. Such factors are of great importance to test the performances of the next-generation γ-ray instruments such as the Cherenkov Telescope Array in detecting dark-matter signals from astronomical environments, or constraining the limits to dark-matter physics parameters (particle mass and lifetime, annihilation cross section).
© The Authors, published by EDP Sciences, 2019
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