2008 Supplement: Frascati Workshop 2007 / Ribó

TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics

M. Ribó

Abstract

The window of TeV Gamma-Ray Astrophysics was opened less than two
decades ago, when the Crab Nebula was detected for the first time. After
several years of development, the technique used by imaging atmospheric
Cherenkov telescopes like HESS, MAGIC or VERITAS, is now allowing to
conduct sensitive observations in the TeV regime. Water Cherenkov
instruments like Milagro are also providing the first results after
years of integration time. Different types of extragalactic and galactic
sources have been detected, showing a variety of interesting phenomena
that are boosting theory in very high energy gamma-ray astrophysics.
Here I review some of the most interesting results obtained up to now,
making special emphasis in the field of X-ray/gamma-ray binaries.

Keywords


BL Lacertae objects: general Galaxy: center gamma rays: observations intergalactic medium supernovae: general X-rays: binaries

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