Very-high-energy Gamma-ray Observations of Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Cataclysmic Variable Stars with MAGIC and Development of Trigger Systems for IACTs

  • Rubén López Coto

Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Introduction

  3. Contributions to the Lowering of the Threshold of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Rubén López Coto
      Pages 67-89
  4. Pulsar Wind Nebulae

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
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      Pages 107-126
    3. Rubén López Coto
      Pages 127-148
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  5. Cataclysmic Variable Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Rubén López Coto
      Pages 167-172
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    4. Rubén López Coto
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    5. Rubén López Coto
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 205-217

About this book


This thesis is a comprehensive work that addresses many of the open questions currently being discusssed in the very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray community. It presents a detailed description of the MAGIC telescope together with a glimpse of the future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). One section is devoted to the design, development and characterization of trigger systems for current and future imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. The book also features a state-of-the-art description of pulsar wind nebula (PWN) systems, the study of the multi-TeV spectrum of the Crab nebula, as well as the discovery of VHE gamma rays at the multiwavelength PWN 3C 58, which were sought at these wavelengths for more than twenty years. It also includes the contextualization of this discovery amongst the current population of VHE gamma-ray PWNe. Cataclysmic variable stars represent a new source of gamma ray energies, and are also addressed here. In closing, the thesis reports on the systematic search for VHE gamma-ray emissions of AE Aquarii in a multiwavelength context and the search for VHE gamma-ray variability of novae during outbursts at different wavelengths.


Gamma Ray observation Pulsar Wind Nebulae Cataclysmic Variable Stars Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes Trigger Systems

Authors and affiliations

  • Rubén López Coto
    • 1
  1. 1.Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics HeidelbergGermany

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