Sep 8 – 13, 2013
Asilomar, California
US/Pacific timezone

High-energy observations of Supernova remnants

Sep 12, 2013, 4:00 PM
Asilomar, California

Asilomar, California

Asilomar Conference Grounds, 800 Asilomar Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA 93950-3704
Oral High-Energy Astrophysics (includes all cosmic ray physics) High Energy Astrophysics IV


Prof. Stefan Funk (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology)


n recent years gamma-ray observations have significantly advanced our understanding of acceleration processes at work in Supernova remnants. Unprecedented morphological studies of TeV gamma-ray emission from shell-type Supernova remnants have shown a striking correlation to X ray emission. Energy spectra of up to 100~TeV confirm particle acceleration close to the ``knee'' in the Cosmic ray spectrum. The Fermi-LAT has been contributing to our understanding of these objects through observations in range between 20 MeV and 300 GeV. All these observations allow for the first time to severely constrain gamma-ray emission models and allow for studies of the parent population accelerated in these objects. I will review the current observational status of gamma-ray emission and our understanding of the origin of cosmic rays.

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Prof. Stefan Funk (Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology)

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