September 30, 2014 to October 3, 2014
C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
RICAP-14 The Roma International Conference on Astroparticle Physics in Noto, Sicily, Italy

MAGIC Highlights

Oct 2, 2014, 10:10 AM
Aula Giavanti, ground floor (C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy)

Aula Giavanti, ground floor

C.U.M.O. Noto (SR), Italy


Rubén López-Coto (nstitut de Física d'Altes Energies - IFAE)


MAGIC is one of the main detectors for performing ground-based observations of VHE gamma-ray sources. It consists of two 17m diameter Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. The telescopes are located at 2200 m a.s.l. at the Roque de los Muchachos, on the Canary island of la Palma, Spain. They are designed to observe gamma rays with energies above ~50 GeV. The system recently underwent a major upgrade and starting fall 2012 it is taking data with an unprecedented integral sensitivity of 0.66% C.U. above 220 GeV. In this presentation we will report about status of the telescopes and the most recent physics highlights, including the fast variability of the radio galaxy IC310, studies of the Crab Nebula, the VHE bridge emission of the Crab pulsar, dark matter studies, discoveries and observations of new sources.

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