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Gamma Ray Astronomy at High Energies

  • Trevor C. Weekes
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 556)

Abstract

The recently developed field of high energy γ-ray astronomy (above 30 MeV) is reviewed in terms of the techniques used, the observations reported and future prospects for the field. Galactic and extragalactic sources have been detected up to energies of 50 TeV. More than half the sources detected by EGRET on the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory are unidentified. The best studied sources are the blazar class of AGN in which time variations as short as 15 minutes are seen. The next decade will see a new generation of detectors both in space (GLAST) and on the ground (e.g. VERITAS) with the promise of major advances.

Keywords

Salt Lake City Active Galactic Nucleus Galactic Plane 26th Internat Crab Nebula 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Trevor C. Weekes
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  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsWhipple ObservatoryAmadoUSA

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