Sep 12 – 16, 2016
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Gamma-ray Observations of Galaxy Clusters: Current Constrains and Future Prospects

Sep 13, 2016, 5:00 PM
13-2-005 (CERN)



Oral Contributions Gamma-ray astrophysics Gamma-ray astrophysics


Fabio Zandanel (University of Amsterdam)


Despite several gamma-ray observational campaigns of clusters of galaxies in the last years, both by Fermi-LAT and Cherenkov telescopes, the diffuse high-energy emission that is expected to come from cosmic-ray hadronic interactions with the abundant ambient gas remains elusive. Nevertheless, we significantly improved our understanding of non-thermal phenomena in clusters. I will summarize the most important results obtained so far in this field and their impact on clusters' cosmic-ray physics and magnetic fields, with particular emphasis on the cases of Coma and Perseus. Finally, I will discuss prospects for the future, particularly for the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

Primary author

Fabio Zandanel (University of Amsterdam)

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