Understanding the gamma-ray emission from the Galactic Centre’s giant outflow

The Fermi Bubbles are giant, gamma-ray emitting lobes that emerge from the centre of the Milky Way. There is no consensus on what has inflated these structures: it could be the Galaxy’s supermassive black hole or the intense star formation that occurs all around it. In this project you will model the gamma-ray spectrum of the Bubbles to try to understand the nature of this emission. In particular, do the gamma-rays come from cosmic ray electrons or cosmic ray protons? Answering this question will bring us significantly closer to understanding the origin of the Bubbles.  

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