Analyzing Unassociated Candidate TeV Sources with HAWC

by Nicole Firestone and Sarah Greberman

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov Gamma-Ray Observatory (HAWC) is one of the highest energy gamma-ray detectors to date. In 2017, the HAWC Collaboration presented the 2HWC catalog from 508 days of data collection, which included 16 unassociated candidate TeV sources. Now, with a data collection period nearly triple in duration (1523 days), we analyze the location, morphology, and energy spectra of these candidate sources in more detail and investigate their potential association with nearby sources.

Major: 
Physics, Astronomy & Astrophysics
Exhibition Category: 
Physical Sciences
Exhibition Format: 
Oral Presentation
Campus: 
University Park
Faculty Sponsor: 
Miguel Mostafa
Poster Number: 
16041