12-16 September 2016
CERN
Europe/Zurich timezone
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The future of gamma-ray astronomy

12 Sep 2016, 14:00
30m
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium

CERN

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Oral Contributions Gamma-ray astrophysics Gamma-ray astrophysics

Speaker

Jürgen Knödlseder

Description

The field of gamma-ray astronomy has experienced impressive progress over the last decade. Thanks to the advent of a new generation of imaging air Cherenkov telescopes (H.E.S.S., MAGIC, VERITAS) and thanks to the launch of the Fermi-LAT satellite, several thousand gamma-ray sources are known today, revealing an unexpected ubiquity of particle acceleration processes in the Universe. Major scientific challenges are still ahead, such as the identification of the nature of Dark Matter, the discovery and understanding of the sources of cosmic rays, or the comprehension of the particle acceleration processes that are at work in the various objects. This talk presents some of the instruments and mission concepts that will address these challenges over the next decades.

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