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Physics results and physics potential of ground-based γ-ray astronomy

Authors
Journal
Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A Accelerators Spectrometers Detectors and Associated Equipment
0168-9002
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
454
Issue
1
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0168-9002(00)00824-x
Keywords
  • Vhe Gamma Rays
  • Active Galactic Nuclei
  • Cherenkov Telescope

Abstract

Abstract Since the discovery of the Crab nebula as an emitter of very high-energy γ-rays in 1989, ground-based γ-rays astronomy has opened a unique window to the high-energy physical proceses occuring in the near and distant universe. Some recent physics results will be presented. Currently, a new generation of Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes is under construction in several locations on the northern and southern hemisphere. Based on the expected performance of the MAGIC Telescope a significant enhancement of the physics prospects of ground-based γ-ray astronomy is indicated.

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