Highlighting Results from the HAWC Observatory

Jul 02, 2020 - 11:00 am to 12:00 pm
Speaker
Chad Brisbois (University of Maryland) via zoom

Zoom Recording

Located on Sierra Negra in Puebla Mexico, the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory is one of the world's premier facilities for exploring the universe at γ-ray energies exceeding 100 TeV. Large field-of-view and high duty cycle observatories like HAWC enable deep, unbiased surveys of the TeV sky. Sensitivity to the highest photon energies has allowed the pursuit of a variety of topics of interest to the broader astroparticle physics community. These efforts have led to unprecedented discoveries of large extended sources, as well as the discovery of some of the most powerful particle accelerators in our galaxy. This talk will discuss ongoing campaigns to detect transient phenomena such as followups on GRBs & Gravitational Waves, Galactic & Extragalactic sources, as well as larger questions such as the search for dark matter and Lorentz Invariance Violation.