July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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Search for Pulsed Emission in Archival VERITAS Data

Aug 4, 2015, 4:00 PM
1h
Mississippi Foyer (World Forum)

Mississippi Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 86
Poster contribution GA-EX Poster 3 GA

Speaker

Mr Avery Archer (Washington University in St. Louis)

Description

Since the 2011 VERITAS discovery of very high energy emission (VHE; E>100 GeV) from the Crab pulsar, there has been concerted effort by the gamma-ray astrophysics community to detect other pulsars in the VHE band in order to place better constraints on emission models. Pulsar modeling demonstrates that much of the magnetosphere is opaque to very high energy photons, limiting emission regions to the outer magnetosphere or beyond the light cylinder. The locations of 19 known pulsars have been observed by VERITAS since full VERITAS observations began in 2007 with 11 locations having more than 20 hours of observations. Observations of VHE emission from more sources could provide key data to help constrain current models of emission location and mechanisms. We present on the ongoing VERITAS program searching for pulsed emission in archival pulsar data.
Collaboration VERITAS
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 680

Primary author

Mr Avery Archer (Washington University in St. Louis)

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