Chris Gordon

Senior LecturerChris Gordon

200 level Co-ordinator
Physics 720
Internal Phone: 95156

Qualifications & Memberships

Research Interests

My main areas of research are cosmology and astrophysics. Recently, I have become interested in the problem of identifying the nature of dark matter. Although dark matter appears to be about six times as numerous as ordinary matter, it has not yet been detected non-gravitationally. Currently, I am investigating the use of gamma-ray observations to constrain models of dark matter self-annhilation.

Recent Publications

  • Gordon C. (2016) Accounting for secondary emission in the Galactic Center gamma-ray excess. Palm Cove, Queensland: The Multi-Messenger Astrophysics of the Galactic Centre.
  • Gordon C. and Macias O. (2016) Discovery of Gamma-Ray Emission from the X-shaped Bulge of the Milky Way.https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.06644.
  • Lacroix T., Macias O., Gordon C., Panci P., Boehm C. and Silk J. (2016) The Spatial Morphology of the Secondary Emission in the Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess. Physical Review D (In press.) http://inspirehep.net/record/1408463.
  • Macias O., Gordon C., Crocker R. and Profumo S. (2015) Cosmic Rays Interacting with Molecular Clouds in the Galactic Center. The Hague, Netherlands: 34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, 20 Jul-6 Aug 2015. In Proceedings of Science PoS(ICRC2015): 902. http://pos.sissa.it/archive/conferences/236/902/ICRC2015_902.pdf.
  • Macias O., Gordon C., Crocker RM. and Profumo S. (2015) Cosmic ray models of the ridge-like excess of gamma rays in the Galactic Centre. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 451(2): 1833-1847. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stv1002.