23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Status of observations of PWNe and SNRs in the gamma-ray regime

25 Jun 2014, 14:00
20m
Room 4 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 4

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Gamma-Ray Astrophysics Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

Speaker

Ms Emma De Ona Wilhelmi (IEEC-CSIC Barcelona)

Description

The last few years have witness a revolution in very high gamma-ray astronomy (VHE; E>100 GeV) driven largely by a new generation of Cherenkov telescopes. These new facilities, namely H.E.S.S. and the new 28-meter-sized mirror H.E.S.S. 2, MAGIC and its upgrade MAGIC 2 and Veritas were designed to increase the flux sensitivity in the energy regime of hundreds of GeV, expanding the observed energy range from 100 (50) GeV to multi-TeV, and fostered as a result a period of rapid growth in our understanding of the Non-Thermal Universe. As a result of this fast development the number of new VHE Galactic sources detected has increased from a few in the early 90's to nearly 50 Galactic sources nowadays. A review of the most recent Galactic VHE results will be discussed, emphasizing in particular results concerning Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Supernova Remnants, the most numerous TeV galactic population and the expectations for the future observatory CTA.

Primary author

Ms Emma De Ona Wilhelmi (IEEC-CSIC Barcelona)

Presentation Materials