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IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
IDM2008 - Identification of Dark Matter 2008
18-22 August 2008 AlbaNova
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Indirect Dark Matter Search with the MAGIC Telescope (20'+5')
 
The 17m Major Atmospheric Gamma-ray Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) Telescope 
located on
the canary island La Palma already has the lowest energy threshold of all 
existing
Cherenkov Telescopes. Additionally, a second telescope is under construction 
that
will soon allow to significantly increase the sensitivity by using the stereo
technique. This  makes MAGIC well suited to look for high energy gamma rays 
coming
from e.g. neutralino annihilation in known DM dominated source candidates like 
the
spheroidal dwarf galaxies, or by follow up observations in the adjacent energy 
band
of source candidates like mini-halos or intermediate mass black holes that might 
be
found by the AGILE and GLAST satellites. In case of a positive detection of a DM
signal, the absolute cutoff energy will be a very important number. While an 
absolute
energy calibration for Cherenkov telescopes was not possible so far, the recent 
MAGIC
detection of the high-energy cutoff of the pulsed emission from the Crab pulsar 
will
allow to do an absolute energy calibration via crosscalibration with the satellites.
 
Id: 401
Place: AlbaNova
Room: Oskar Klein auditorium
Starting date:
18-Aug-2008   11:20
Duration: 25'
Contribution type: Talk
Primary Authors: Dr. BILAND, Adrian (ETH Zurich)
Presenters: Dr. BILAND, Adrian
Material: slide Slides
 
Included in session: Indirect searches - gammas
Included in track: Indirect searches - gammas
 

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