HIP NEWS June 15th 2015

HIP NEWS June 15th 2015

Wednesday Jun 17 at 14:15 in A315
Francesc Ferrer (Washington University, St. Louis)
Searching for cosmological magnetic fields in the diffuse gamma-ray background

Abstract: Several CP violating processes occurring in the early universe could have produced weak-field helical magnetic seed fields that would have subsequently grown, amplified via different types of dynamo mechanism, accounting for the presently observed astronomical-sized fields. The structure of these large-scale magnetic fields is imprinted on the gamma-ray sky through secondary cascades. Using data from the Fermi satellite we evaluate a CP odd statistic and find it to be non-zero above the $2 \sigma$ level. This results indicate a left-handed helical magnetic field of $10^{-14}G$ on $~10$ Mpc scales.

Flamma: Language courses for personnel, autumn 2015
Registration: http://www.helsinki.fi/henkilostokoulutuskalenteri

P. Bandyopadhyay 15.6. – 22.6. (KH)
F. Ferrer 16.6.-18.6. (KE,SN)

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