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HEP Seminar: A brief history of the Fermi Bubbles

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Hugo Alberto Ayala Solares, The Pennsylvania State University
24 January 2018 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
339 Davey Laboratory
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In 2010, two GeV gamma-ray lobes, known as the Fermi Bubbles, were discovered in the data from The Fermi Large Area Telescope. They extend up to 55deg above and below the Galactic Center, forming two regions of spectrally hard gamma-ray emission. Since then several models have been discussed in order to describe the mechanisms that produce the gamma-ray flux and morphology.

During the seminar I will give a summary in our current understanding of the Fermi Bubbles, describing some of the plausible models that explain their existence,  as well as some of the measurements that were obtained since their discovery.