MADHAT: Gamma-ray emission analyzer

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MADHAT: Gamma-ray emission analyzer

Post by Ada Coda » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:36 pm

MADHAT: Gamma-ray emission analyzer

Abstract: MADHAT (Model-Agnostic Dark Halo Analysis Tool) analyzes gamma-ray emission from dwarf satellite galaxies and dwarf galaxy candidates due to dark matter annihilation, dark matter decay, or other nonstandard or unknown astrophysics. The tool is data-driven and model-independent, and provides statistical upper bounds on the number of observed photons in excess of the number expected using a stacked analysis of any selected set of dwarf targets. MADHAT also calculates the resulting bounds on the properties of dark matter under any assumptions the user makes regarding dark sector particle physics or astrophysics.

Credit: Boddy, Kimberly K.; Hill, Stephen; Kumar, Jason; Sandick, Pearl; Haghi, Barmak Shams Es; Marfatia, Danny


Bibcode: 2020ascl.soft09009B

Preferred citation method: and

ID: ascl:2009.009

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