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

Recent Science Highlights from VERITAS

16 Dec 2015, 14:50
25m
Level 0, Room 4 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level 0, Room 4

International Conference Centre Geneva

Speaker

John Quinn (University College Dublin)

Description

VERITAS is a very-high-energy (VHE, E$&#x2273$100 GeV) gamma-ray observatory that has been in full scientific operation since 2007. A series of upgrades has provided significant sensitivity increases and improved low-energy performance, greatly enhancing the scientific capabilities of VERITAS. The VERITAS science program includes a full complement of observations of Galactic (pulsars, pulsar-wind nebulae, supernova remnants, binary systems) and extragalactic objects (blazars, radio and starburst galaxies, gamma-ray bursts), in addition to cosmic ray studies and indirect searches for dark matter. To date, VERITAS has detected more than 50 sources of VHE gamma rays from eight source classes. Highlights of the most recent VERITAS results will be presented.
Collaboration The VERITAS Collaboration

Primary author

John Quinn (University College Dublin)

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