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Indirect dark matter searches in the dwarf satellite galaxy Ursa Major II with the MAGIC telescopes

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Contreras González, José Luis and Domínguez, A. and Fonseca González, Mª Victoria and López Moya, Marcos (2018) Indirect dark matter searches in the dwarf satellite galaxy Ursa Major II with the MAGIC telescopes. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics (3). ISSN 1475-7516

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2018/03/009


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The dwarf spheroidal galaxy Ursa Major II (UMaII) is believed to be one of the most dark-matter dominated systems among the Milky Way satellites and represents a suitable target for indirect dark matter (DM) searches. The MAGIC telescopes carried out a deep observation campaign on UMaII between 2014 and 2016, collecting almost one hundred hours of good-quality data. This campaign enlarges the pool of DM targets observed at very high energy (E ˃∼ 50 GeV) in search for signatures of DM annihilation in the wide mass range between ∼ to 100 GeV and ∼ to 100TeV. To this end, the data are analyzed with the full likelihood analysis, a method based on the exploitation of the spectral information of the recorded events for an optimal sensitivity to the explored DM models. We obtain constraints on the annihilation cross-section for different channels that are among the most robust and stringent achieved so far at the TeV mass scale from observations of dwarf satellite galaxies.


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We would like to thank the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias for the excellent working conditions at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos in La Palma. The financial support of the German BMBF and MPG, the Italian INFN and INAF, the Swiss National Fund SNF, the ERDF under the Spanish MINECO (FPA2015-69818-P, FPA2012-36668, FPA2015-68378-P, – 10 – FPA2015-69210-C6-2-R, FPA2015-69210-C6-4-R, FPA2015-69210-C6-6-R, AYA2015-71042- P, AYA2016-76012-C3-1-P, ESP2015-71662-C2-2-P, CSD2009-00064), and the Japanese JSPS and MEXT is gratefully acknowledged. This work was also supported by the Spanish Centro de Excelencia “Severo Ochoa” SEV-2012-0234 and SEV-2015-0548, and Unidad de Excelencia “María de Maeztu” MDM-2014-0369, by the Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ) Project IP-2016-06-9782 and the University of Rijeka Project 13.12.1.3.02, by the DFG Collaborative Research Centers SFB823/C4 and SFB876/C3, the Polish National Research Centre grant UMO-2016/22/M/ST9/00382 and by the Brazilian MCTIC, CNPq and FAPERJ. The work of the author M. Vazquez Acosta is financed with grant RYC-2013-14660 of MINECO.Excelencia “Severo Ochoa” SEV-2012-0234 and SEV-2015-0548, and Unidad de Excelencia “María de Maeztu” MDM-2014-0369, by the Croatian Science Foundation (HrZZ) Project IP-2016-06-9782 and the University of Rijeka Project 13.12.1.3.02, by the DFG Collaborative Research Centers SFB823/C4 and SFB876/C3, the Polish National Research Centre grant UMO-2016/22/M/ST9/00382 and by the Brazilian MCTIC, CNPq and FAPERJ. The work of the author M. Vazquez Acosta is financed with grant RYC-2013-14660 of MINECO.
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Uncontrolled Keywords:Gamma-ray astronomy; Milky-way satellite; Spheroidal galaxies; Galactic-center; Crab-nebula; Annihilation; System; Performance; Kinematics; Rotation
Subjects:Sciences > Physics > Nuclear physics
ID Code:47671
Deposited On:11 Jul 2018 12:03
Last Modified:10 Dec 2018 14:57

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