22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Recent Results From VERITAS

24 Jul 2010, 14:55
17m
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Speaker

Prof. David Hanna (McGill University)

Description

VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is an array of four 12-m atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes located near Tucson, Arizona, USA. It is sensitive to astrophysical gamma rays at energies above 100 GeV. Since becoming fully operational in September 2007, VERITAS has detected a variety of sources, including active galactic nuclei, pulsar wind nebulae, and supernova remnants. Gamma rays have also been observed from a starburst galaxy, a radio galaxy and an X-ray binary system. Searches for dark-matter annihilation and black-hole evaporation are a continuing part of the science program. This presentation will highlight recent results from VERITAS and outline plans for future upgrades and further observations.

Primary author

Prof. David Hanna (McGill University)

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