AGILE and blazars: the unexpected, the unprecedented, and the uncut

  • Stefano VercelloneEmail author
A Decade of AGILE
Part of the following topical collections:
  1. A Decade of AGILE: Results, Challenges and Prospects of Gamma-Ray Astrophysics


AGILE has been coordinating multi-wavelength campaigns on active galactic nuclei with several major observing facilities since its launch in 2007. This effort allowed us to investigate some remarkable sources both on short and on long time-scales, deriving information on the physical mechanisms responsible for the emission in different energy bands. A complete review of the whole set of AGILE results on extra-galactic sources and their theoretical interpretation is well beyond the scope of this paper, therefore I will present an overview on an handful of outstanding objects and describe the most recent observations.


Gamma rays: observations Blazars Jetted sources 



The author acknowledges the AGILE Team and the colleagues of the many observing facilities who still make it possible to achieve these extraordinary results.


The author acknowledges financial contribution from the Grant ASI I/028/12/0 and from the agreement ASI-INAF no. 2017-14-H.0.

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The author declares that he has no conflict of interest.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.INAF-OA BreraMerateItaly

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