Transcript: Gamma Rays From The Galactic Center and the WMAP Haze

Transcript from the first meeting of the Astronomy Twitter Journal Club. The paper under discussion can be found at and was suggested by @skyponderer
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Hello everyone & welcome to the first meeting of #astrojc. We're going to discuss Gamma rays from the galactic centre & the WMAP haze

17/06/2011 02:00:31 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Firstly, introductions: I'm Emma, postdoc astronomer, mainly working on AGN evolution & I'm going to attempt to chair this! #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:01:21 WIB
ℹ️ James 🕊️🌳🌍 @jaclong

I'm reading this 'ere #astrojc paper It's very interesting. It's testing my limits but I think I get the gist.

17/06/2011 02:01:44 WIB
Kash Farooq @kashfarooq

@_ajtc And I'm Kash - helping Emma with this venture #astroJC

17/06/2011 02:02:21 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Anybody else want to introduce themselves? Are there any dark matter/CMB experts here? #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:02:27 WIB
Arie Nouwen @AdrianusV

I'm Arie from the Netherlands, AKA Adrianus V. I've tried to read the paper, but I'm not a pro, so it's though. #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:02:42 WIB
Marco Kotrotsos @The_Netherlands

RT @AdrianusV: I'm Arie from the Netherlands, AKA Adrianus V. I've tried to read the paper, but I'm not a pro, so it's though. #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:03:12 WIB
chrislintott @chrislintott

Typical - like a normal journal club I'm late and have only skimmed the paper. #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:03:50 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

If you're using TweetChat to follow the discussion you can block retweets in 'User Control' #astrojc (via @kashfarooq)

17/06/2011 02:03:55 WIB
chrislintott @chrislintott

I'm Chris, by the way, head honcho at @the_zooniverse. By training an astrochemist #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:04:21 WIB
Dr Matt Burleigh @Matt_Burleigh

Matt Burleigh here, from Leicester Uni. Not an expert on dark matter & cosmology! #astroJC

17/06/2011 02:04:31 WIB
Eli Bressert @elibressert

@astronomyjc I'm Eli Bressert. A PhD student studying star formation and clusters. Not a dark matter/CMB expert ;) #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:04:32 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

@chrislintott Well, that's good if you want it to be a normal journal club experience! #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:05:01 WIB
ℹ️ James 🕊️🌳🌍 @jaclong

@_ajtc If I may.. I'm a bit amateur, but I'll give a flippant summary of the paper. #astroJC

17/06/2011 02:05:29 WIB
Arie Nouwen @AdrianusV

Question: they're mentioning CoGeNT & DAMA/LIBRA. Why isn't there a reference to PAMELA? Didn't they found the same thing? #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:05:44 WIB
Saint Aardvark @saintaardvark

@_atjc I'm another non-pro; I've gone over the paper a few times, but like @AdrianusV it's tough. :-) #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:06:04 WIB
Brooke Simmons @vrooje

Going to stay awake after a long #cosmos2011 excursion day to try and talk intelligently about dark matter for #astroJC.

17/06/2011 02:06:10 WIB
Meg Schwamb @megschwamb

Hi, I'm Meg postdoc fellow at Yale and a planetary astronomer working on @planethunters and studying KBOs #astroJC

17/06/2011 02:06:25 WIB
ℹ️ James 🕊️🌳🌍 @jaclong

#astrojc I think it's saying "Dark matter is probably weird. We've seen some weird stuff. Therefore it might be dark matter" Right track?

17/06/2011 02:06:53 WIB
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc

Key points: gamma-rays from galactic centre could be caused by annihilating dark matter & could explain microwave haze seenby WMAP #astrojc

17/06/2011 02:06:54 WIB
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