Jun 23 – 28, 2014
Europe/Zurich timezone

Highlights from H.E.S.S.

Jun 23, 2014, 2:50 PM
Room 2 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 2

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics


Prof. Christian Stegmann (DESY)


The H.E.S.S. telescope system is operating since more than 10 years and the collaboration contributes significantly to the rapidly progressing field of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. With the recent start of the operation of a new telescope with a mirror diameter of 28m the detection capabilities if the H.E.S.S. telescope system are significantly enhanced and the energy threshold is much reduced. With the new telescope the H.E.S.S. collaboration operates the first hybrid system in VHE gamma-ray astronomy. In the presentation an overview of the results achieved with the H.E.S.S. system will be given with a special emphasis on the capabilities of the system with the new telescope.

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