Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Very High Energy Gamma-rays from Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars

Jun 24, 2014, 3:30 PM
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics


Elina Lindfors (U)


The detection of Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars (FSRQs) in the Very High Energy (VHE, E>100 GeV) range is challenging, mainly because of their steep soft spectra and relatively large distances. Nevertheless three FSRQs are now known to be VHE emitters, all of them have been detected by the MAGIC telescopes. The detection of the VHE gamma-rays has challenged the emission models of these sources. The three sources are found to exhibit different multiwavelength behaviour, implying that VHE gamma-rays can be emitted under different conditions. I will give an overview of what is known about the VHE emission of these sources, about the multiwavelength signatures that are connected to the VHE gamma-ray emission, and present the prospects for observations of FSRQs with the upcoming Cherenkov Telescope Array.

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