Search for gamma rays from dwarf galaxies with the Fermi Large Area Telescope
Andrea Albert (SLAC – KIPAC, Stanford University, Menlo Park, USA)
Miguel Angel Sanchez-Conde (Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics, Stockholm, Sweden)
Dwarf Spheroidal galaxies of the Milky Way are a compelling target for indirect dark matter (DM) searches due to their large DM content and low astrophysical backgrounds. In this talk, we will report on the search for gamma-ray emission from the annihilation of DM particles in these objects by the Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) collaboration. Limits derived from a stacking analysis using six years of LAT data currently provide some of the most stringent constraints on the DM annihilation cross section. In addition, we will also present the results from a Fermi-LAT DM search in the new dwarf candidates recently discovered by the DES collaboration.