23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Extragalactic Background Light and Intergalactic Magnetic fields

24 Jun 2014, 15:10
20m
Room 3 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 3

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Speaker

Andrii Neronov (Universite de Geneve (CH))

Description

I will review the techniques of the measurement of optical / infrared extragalactic background light (EBL) and of intergalactic magnetic fields (IGMF) using the effect of absorption of very-high-energy gamma-rays in the intergalactic medium. I will summarise the existing constraints on both EBL and IGMF and discuss perspectives of improvement of the measurements with the next generation gamma-ray telescopes.

Summary

I will review the techniques of the measurement of optical / infrared extragalactic background light (EBL) and of intergalactic magnetic fields (IGMF) using the effect of absorption of very-high-energy gamma-rays in the intergalactic medium. I will summarise the existing constraints on both EBL and IGMF and discuss perspectives of improvement of the measurements with the next generation gamma-ray telescopes.

Primary author

Andrii Neronov (Universite de Geneve (CH))

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