Tim Linden

The Galactic Center Gamma-Ray Excess

Novel Physics with Neutron Stars

The Milky Way Galactic Center

High Mass X-Ray Binaries

TeV Halos

Here are a few projects I've worked on, which have been written up by the press, or otherwise have cool things associated with them. A special thanks goes out to all media members, visualization experts, funding agencies, and collaborators who made these possible.

Strange gamma rays from the Sun may help decipher its magnetic fields - Science News, August 24, 2018

A Puzzling gamma-ray survey of the Sun - Physics Today, August 14, 2018

The Sun is Spitting Out Strange Patterns of Gamma Rays - And No One Knows Why - Scientific American, March 28, 2018

Water telescope uses gamma rays to track new kind of pulsar - New Scientist, April 11, 2017

Case weakens for antimatter sign of dark matter - Science Magazine, March 6, 2017

Pulsierender Sonnenschild - Pro Physik, March 3, 2016

Fixing the Sun's Magnetic Sway on Cosmic Rays - Physics World, February 25, 2016

The Particle That Broke a Cosmic Speed Limit - Quanta Magazine, May 14, 2015

Dark Matter Black Holes Could be Destroying Stars at the GC - Scientific American, November 10, 2014

Dark Matter: Devourer of Stars - Ars Technica, November 7, 2014

Missing Pulsars May Have Been Wrapped in Dark Matter and Turned into BHs - Wired, November 3, 2014

The Mystery of Dark Matter: WIMPS May Have the Answer - Time Magazine, April 8, 2014

Dark Matter May Be Destroying Itself in the Milky Way's Core - Scientific American, April 8, 2014

Fermi Telescope Detects Signal that Could Be Annihilating Dark Matter - Ars Technica, April 7, 2014

Best dark matter signal yet hints at heftier particles - New Scientist, April 4, 2014

Fermi Data Tantalize With New Clues To Dark Matter - NASA, April 3, 2014

Have We Spotted Dark Matter in the Milky Way? - Sky and Telescope Magazine, March 25, 2014

Dark matter looks more and more likely after new gamma-ray analysis - The Guardian, March 4, 2014

Signal From Galactic Center Is Looking More and More Like Dark Matter - Wired, March 3, 2014

Hints of lightweight dark matter get even stronger - New Scientist, May 10, 2013

NGC 922: Searching for the Best Black Hole Receipe - NASA, December 6, 2012

Hubble Sees a Galaxy Hit a Bulls-Eye - NASA/ESA, December 6, 2012

Dark Matter May Solve 'Radio Filaments' Mystery - BBC, June 29, 2011

Does Dark Matter Link Gamma-Rays to Galactic Haze? - Physics World, April 26, 2011

Latest Results

Solar Gamma-Rays

The gamma-ray flux from the Sun is brighter, goes to higher energies, and has a more complex morphology than we thought.

TeV Halos

TeV electrons accelerated by pulsars may explain the diffuse TeV excess observed by Milagro.

Dark Kinetic Heating

Dark Matter collisions with neutron stars set a minimum neutron star temperature. This may be observable with next-generation instruments.

Approach