23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status and recent results of the MAGIC Cherenkov telescopes

24 Jun 2014, 14:50
20m
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Speaker

Dr Emiliano Carmona (CIEMAT)

Description

MAGIC, the system of two imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes located at the Canary island of La Palma, has successfully explored the very-high-energy (VHE) sky in stereoscopic mode since 2009. Thanks to its two 17-m diameter mirror dishes, MAGIC has provided unique results in the low-energy range of ground-base gamma-ray astronomy. In addition, the substantial upgrades introduced in the last years have improved the stability and the performance of these instruments, increasing its scientific potential for the coming years. In this talk I will review the current (upgraded) performance of the telescopes, and will briefly report on the most exciting results obtained with MAGIC during the last year.

Primary author

Dr Emiliano Carmona (CIEMAT)

Presentation Materials