SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, April 29, 2019
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Jordan Goodman
Department of Physics, University of Maryland

New Results from the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-ray Observatory is the most sensitive wide field-of-view, continuously operating, TeV gamma-ray telescope. HAWC, located in the high mountains of Mexico, was completed in March of 2015. It has collected more than four years of data giving us a new view of the TeV sky. This talk will present an overview of recent HAWC results including our updated source catalog, our view of the highest energy gamma-ray sky including several new PeVatron candidates, observations of nearby middle-aged pulsars, first observations of TeV emission from the jets of a micro-quasar, new limits on dark matter, new results on star forming regions and monitoring of TeV transients including our search for neutrino and gravitational wave counterparts. We will also review plans for operating HAWC with our newly completed outrigger array.