27 May 2019 to 5 June 2019
Cargèse
Europe/Paris timezone

S. Scott: The Follow-up of Cosmic Explosions with VERITAS

28 May 2019, 18:30
10m
Amphitheatre (Cargèse)

Amphitheatre

Cargèse

Institut d’Etudes Scientifiques de Cargèse Menasina F-20130 CARGÈSE

Speaker

Skyler Scott (UCSC)

Description

Much can be learned about the particle acceleration and emission processes involved in cosmic explosions through the study of gamma rays in the very-high-energy (VHE; E > 100GeV) regime. Ground-based imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes (IACTs), which are sensitive to VHE gamma-ray photons, therefore have much to contribute in the effort to characterize these transients. VERITAS, an IACT array located at Whipple Observatory in southern Arizona, has actively followed up gamma-ray bursts (GRBs) since 2006. In the last few years, VERITAS has also initiated programs to investigate LIGO/Virgo gravitational wave events and IceCube neutrino alerts. This presentation will cover the current status and future of the VERITAS transient follow-up programs.

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