23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Prospects for detecting Gamma-Ray Bursts at the highest energies

23 Jun 2014, 17:20
20m
Room 2 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 2

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Speaker

Dr Valerie Connaughton (National Space Science and Technology Centre)

Description

Our understanding of high-energy emission from Gamma-Ray Bursts has greatly advanced with observations from the Fermi gamma-ray space telescope. I will review the Fermi observations and explain why they give hope to the very high-energy communities in their quest for Gamma-Ray Burst detections with the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) and Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) experiments. I will also discuss the importance of these very high-energy observations both in astrophysics and in areas of fundamental physics.

Primary author

Dr Valerie Connaughton (National Space Science and Technology Centre)

Presentation Materials