Séminaire de physique corpusculaire - 31 October

Gamma-ray astronomy in the 100 TeV band
by Prof. Andrii Neronov, ISDC-Université de Genève

Wednesday 31 October 2012 at 11:15
Science III, Auditoire 0009
30, quai Ernest-Ansermet, 1211 Genève 4

Abstract: Small size telescopes (SST) sub-array of the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory CTA will extend the energy "window" available for astronomical observations toward the 100 TeV energy band. Based on the experience of observations with the current-generation gamma-ray telescopes, HESS, MAGIC and VERITAS, we have some idea of what kinds of astronomical sources and what kinds of astrophysical phenomena we will observe in this new "extremely high energy" (EHE) band. However, future observations of the sky  in the up-to-now unexplored EHE gamma-ray band  might bring some surprising unexpected discoveries. In this talk I will review the perspectives and challenges of the new field of EHE gamma-ray astronomy which will be opened by the SST sub-array of CTA.

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