7-9 December 2016
Cochem (Mosel), Germany
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Photon searches with the Pierre Auger Observatory and the connection to TeV gamma-ray observations

9 Dec 2016, 15:50
Pater Martin Hall (Kapuzinerkloster)

Pater Martin Hall


Oral HAP Workshop MWL and Multi-Messenger


Daniel Kuempel (RWTH Aachen University)


The Pierre Auger Observatory, located in Argentina, provides an unprecedented integrated aperture for the search of photons with energy above 100 PeV. In this contribution recent results are presented with a focus on directional searches for photon point sources. The derived limits are of considerable astrophysical interest: Diffuse limits place severe constraints on top-down models and start to touch the predicted GZK photon flux range while directional limits can exclude the continuation of the electromagnetic flux from measured TeV sources with a significance of more than 5$\sigma$ and set upper limits on the maximum cutoff energy of the source. By taking into account multi-wavelength information the sensitivity can be further increased.

Primary author

Daniel Kuempel (RWTH Aachen University)

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