CR and Gamma
- Giada Peron (Max Planck Institute of Nuclear physics)
Dr John Quinn (University College Dublin)
VERITAS, an array of four 12 m-diameter imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes, located at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory in southern Arizona, is one of the most sensitive instruments currently in operation for gamma-ray astronomy in the 85 GeV to 30 TeV energy range. The VERITAS collaboration conducts a multi-faceted science program which includes studies of Galactic and...
Prof. Rene Ong (Univesrity of California)
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the major ground-based gamma-ray observatory planned for the next decade and beyond. Consisting of two large atmospheric Cherenkov telescope arrays (one in the southern hemisphere and one in the northern hemisphere), CTA will have superior energy and angular resolutions, a much wider energy range, and up to an order of magnitude improvement in...
Dr Mathieu de Naurois (LLR Ecole Polytechnique - IN2P3/CNRS)
In the 15 years since its construction, the H.E.S.S. gamma-ray observatory has allowed the study of the VHE gamma-ray sky at resolutions and sensitivities which were never before possible. During this period H.E.S.S. has discovered a rich zoo of both galactic and extra galactic source classes, made measurements of the galactic cosmic ray spectrum and placed limits of fundamental physical...
Dr Emmanuel Moulin (CEA Saclay)
H.E.S.S. is an array of five Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located in Namibia. It is designed for observations of astrophysical sources emitting very-high energy (VHE) gamma rays in the energy range from a few ten GeVs to several ten TeVs. The H.E.S.S. array consists of four identical 12 m diameter telescopes with a 28 m diameter telescope placed at the center of the array. An...