22-24 May 2013
Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

The Crab Nabula: observations and simulations

23 May 2013, 15:55
15m
Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor) (Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy)

Aula Edoardo Amaldi (first floor)

Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy

Speaker

Mr Edoardo Striani (INAF-IAPS, Università di Roma Tor Vergata & INFN Roma Tor Vergata)

Description

The Crab Nebula, one of the most studied objects in high energy astrophysics, was discovered to produce strong and short gamma-ray flares by the AGILE satellite. More recently a slower and less intense component of enhanced emission was deteceted in gamma rays. This transient gamma-ray emission leads to substantially revise current models of particle acceleration in Pulsar Wind Nebulae. The South-East jet of the Crab Nebula is thought to be one of the region where the particle acceleration might take place. I will discuss the implications of the gamma-ray enhanced emission and our results on the 3D relativistic MHD simulations of the South-East jet.

Primary author

Mr Edoardo Striani (INAF-IAPS, Università di Roma Tor Vergata & INFN Roma Tor Vergata)

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