Search for Primordial Black Holes with SGARFACE

M. Schroedter, F. Krennrich, S. LeBohec, A. Falcone, S. Fegan, D. Horan, J. Kildea, J. Toner, T. Weekes

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The Short GAmma Ray Front Air-Cherenkov Experiment (SGARFACE) uses the Whipple 10 m telescope to search for bursts of gamma rays. Bursts can be detected on time scales from a few ns to 20 is and with gamma-ray energy above 100 MeV. SGARFACE began operating in March 2003 and has acquired 2.2 million events since. A search for explosions of primordial black holes (PBH) was carried out using the recorded time-resolved images. No unambiguous burst detection could be made due to background events produced by cosmic rays. Upper limits on the PBH explosion rare are presented and compared to other experiments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)701-704
Number of pages4
JournalAIP Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - Apr 13 2009
Event4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy - Heidelberg, Germany
Duration: Jul 7 2008Jul 11 2008


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Schroedter, M., Krennrich, F., LeBohec, S., Falcone, A., Fegan, S., Horan, D., ... Weekes, T. (2009). Search for Primordial Black Holes with SGARFACE. AIP Conference Proceedings, 1085, 701-704.