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 http://arxiv.org/abs/1011.4520 and was suggested by @skyponderer
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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
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc
Firstly, introductions: I'm Emma, postdoc astronomer, mainly working on AGN evolution & I'm going to attempt to chair this! #astrojc
James ℹ️ @jaclong
I'm reading this 'ere #astrojc paper http://t.co/5bvvUbx It's very interesting. It's testing my limits but I think I get the gist.
Kash Farooq @kashfarooq
@_ajtc And I'm Kash - helping Emma with this venture #astroJC
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc
Anybody else want to introduce themselves? Are there any dark matter/CMB experts here? #astrojc
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
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
chrislintott @chrislintott
Typical - like a normal journal club I'm late and have only skimmed the paper. #astrojc
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc
If you're using TweetChat http://bit.ly/marmK0 to follow the discussion you can block retweets in 'User Control' #astrojc (via @kashfarooq)
chrislintott @chrislintott
I'm Chris, by the way, head honcho at @the_zooniverse. By training an astrochemist #astrojc
Dr Matt Burleigh @Matt_Burleigh
Matt Burleigh here, from Leicester Uni. Not an expert on dark matter & cosmology! #astroJC
Eli Bressert @elibressert
@astronomyjc I'm Eli Bressert. A PhD student studying star formation and clusters. Not a dark matter/CMB expert ;) #astrojc
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc
@chrislintott Well, that's good if you want it to be a normal journal club experience! #astrojc
James ℹ️ @jaclong
@_ajtc If I may.. I'm a bit amateur, but I'll give a flippant summary of the paper. #astroJC
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
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
Brooke Simmons @vrooje
Going to stay awake after a long #cosmos2011 excursion day to try and talk intelligently about dark matter for #astroJC.
Meg Schwamb @megschwamb
Hi, I'm Meg postdoc fellow at Yale and a planetary astronomer working on @planethunters and studying KBOs #astroJC
James ℹ️ @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?
astrojournalclub @astronomyjc
Key points: gamma-rays from galactic centre could be caused by annihilating dark matter & could explain microwave haze seenby WMAP #astrojc
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