13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

High Energy flares of FSRQs

16 Dec 2015, 14:22
Level 0, Room 23 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 23

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva


Luigi Pacciani (IAPS/INAF)


High-Energy gamma-ray flares (E$>$10 GeV) of Flat Spectrum Radio Quasars (FSRQ) give us strong constraints of jet-physics, and of the surrounding-medium. We performed the first study of these flares, examining FERMI-LAT archival-data, and triggering $\sim$40 ToO-observations from near-ir to TeV (e.g., for PKS 1441+25), at the occurrence of new flares. We identified $\sim$260 gamma-ray flares. Among these, we investigated peculiar and short-flares of 3C454.3 and CTA102, showing remarkably hard gamma-ray spectra. We show here the study of a sample of 12 FSRQs, and we discuss the broad-band spectra, and variability-timescales in terms of injection and cooling of energetic-particles, arguing that these flares originate at parsec distance from the Supermassive Black-Hole, powered by magnetic-reconnections or turbulence in the flow. For the whole sample of 260 flares, we will show spectral and temporal properties, and the correlation with disk luminosity during flares. *emphasized text*
Collaboration F. Tavecchio, I. Donnarumma, A. Stamerra

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Luigi Pacciani (IAPS/INAF)

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