Heavy Light: TeV gamma ray astrophysics


Ragan, K. (2006). Heavy Light: TeV gamma ray astrophysics. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/06020030


Ragan, Ken. Heavy Light: TeV gamma ray astrophysics. Perimeter Institute, Feb. 15, 2006, https://pirsa.org/06020030


          @misc{ pirsa_PIRSA:06020030,
            doi = {10.48660/06020030},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/06020030},
            author = {Ragan, Ken},
            keywords = {Particle Physics, Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Heavy Light: TeV gamma ray astrophysics},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2006},
            month = {feb},
            note = {PIRSA:06020030 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Ken Ragan Canadian Association of Physicists (CAP)


The TeV energy range is a privileged part of the EM spectrum for astrophysical observations, allowing a view of some of the most energetic processes in the Universe, in objects as diverse as supernova remnants and black-hole driven Active Galactic Nuclei. Driven by new instruments, TeV gamma-rays astrophysics has made enormous strides in recent years with the discovery of many new sources, including new classes of sources such as galactic micro-quasars. This talk will give an overview of the state of TeV gamma-ray astrophysics, including the air Cherenkov technique used by ground-based TeV gamma ray detectors, the new instruments in operation or coming on line soon, and some of the results already obtained.