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Radio Insights Into Gamma-Ray Mysteries

Thursday October 19, 2023
2:00 pm

 Presenter:  Seth Bruzewski, UNM
 Series:  Center for Astrophysics Research and Technologies Seminar Series
 Abstract:  In the time since its launch, the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope has provided new and unparalleled views of the gamma-ray sky, dramatically increasing our understanding of sources of high-energy radiation. During that same time, however, its "unassociated sources have provided a consistent mystery: approximately 1/3 of the modern gamma-ray sky remains completely unaccounted for in other electromagnetic regimes. While some of the fainter sources simply pose challenges in achieving the necessary signal-to-noise ratio, others are well constrained and have resisted traditional investigations for years, and in some cases, for over a decade. Radio astronomy has traditionally been the best complement to gamma-ray astronomy, given its particular leverage over Active Galactic Nuclei and pulsars, two of the primary sources in the gamma-ray sky. Using this leverage, we aim to illustrate continuations of successful approaches, introduce novel approaches capable of unveiling sources that have so far evaded detection, and highlight one of the more aesthetically captivating instances of success from these fields: the Cannonball Pulsar J0002+6216.
 Host:  Ylva Pihlström
 Location:  PAIS-3205, PAIS

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