Dec 13 – 18, 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Multiwavelength observations of gamma-ray loud binaries

Dec 14, 2015, 3:05 PM
Level 0, Room 23 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 23

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Maria Chernyakova (DCU)


Gamma-ray loud binaries are are a recently identified class of X-ray binaries in which interaction of an outflow from the compact object (black hole or neutron star) with the wind and radiation emitted by a companion star leads to the production of very-high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emission. Only five systems have been firmly detected so far as persistent or regularly variable TeV gamma-ray emitters. Detailed studies of the broadband spectral and timing properties of these sources are crucial for understanding the nature of these peculiar objects. In my talk I will review the outcome of extensive multiwavelength observations of the 2014 PSR B1259-63 periastron passage, which shed a light on the nature of the puzzling GeV flare from the system, and also discuss what can we learn from the numerous X-ray observations of LSI +61 303 performed the last decade by SWIFT, Suzaku, XMM and Chandra satellites.

Primary author


Dr Andrii Neronov (ISDC) Mr Denys Malyshev (ISDC) Dr Ievgen Vovk (MPG) Mr Iurii Babyk (DCU) Dr Sergey Tsygankov (Tuorla Observatory)

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