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2017-07-17
12:50
[PUBDB-2017-07767] Journal Article
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Monte Carlo performance studies for the site selection of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
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The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) represents the next generation of ground-based instruments for very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy, aimed at improving on the sensitivity of current-generation experiments by an order of magnitude and providing coverage over four decades of energy. The current CTA design consists of two arrays of tens of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes, comprising Small, Medium and Large-Sized Telescopes, with one array located in each of the Northern and Southern Hemispheres [...]
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2017-07-17
10:51
[PUBDB-2017-07734] Journal Article
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Modelling Jets, Tori and Flares in Pulsar Wind Nebulae
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In this contribution we review the recent progress in the modelling of Pulsar Wind Nebulae (PWN). We start with a brief overview of the relevant physical processes in the magnetosphere, the wind-zone and the inflated nebula bubble [...]
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2017-06-14
15:45
arXiv [PUBDB-2017-04984] Report/Journal Article
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Prospects for Cherenkov Telescope Array Observations of the Young Supernova Remnant RX J1713.7?3946
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We perform simulations for future Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observations of RX J1713.7−3946, a young supernova remnant (SNR) and one of the brightest sources ever discovered in very high energy (VHE) gamma rays. Special attention is paid to exploring possible spatial (anti)correlations of gamma rays with emission at other wavelengths, in particular X-rays and CO/H i emission [...]
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2017-03-03
11:10
[PUBDB-2017-01279] Journal Article
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Improved $\gamma$/hadron separation for the detection of faint $\gamma$-ray sources using boosted decision trees
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Imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes record an enormous number of cosmic-ray background events. Suppressing these background events while retaining $\gamma$-rays is key to achieving good sensitivity to faint $\gamma$-ray sources. [...]
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2017-01-09
15:25
OpenAccess [PUBDB-2017-00337] Dissertation / PhD Thesis

Search for extremely short transientgamma-ray sources with the VERITAS observatory
165 p. (2016) [10.3204/PUBDB-2017-00337] = Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Diss., 2016  GO
In astronomy, many of the observed sources show a transient behavior. Examples aregamma-ray bursts (GRBs) and active galactic nuclei (AGN). [...]
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2017-01-09
14:27
OpenAccess [PUBDB-2017-00330] Journal Article/Contribution to a conference proceedings
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Upper limits on the VHE $\gamma$-ray flux fromthe ULIRG Arp 220 and other galaxies with VERITAS
34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, Meeting locationThe Hague, The Netherlands, 30 Jul 2015 - 6 Aug 20152015-07-302015-08-06
Proceedings of Science (ICRC2015), 745 (2016) [10.3204/PUBDB-2017-00330]  GO
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The cores of ultra-luminous infrared galaxies (ULIRGs) are very dense environments, with a high rate of star formation and supernova explosions. They are thought to be sites of cosmic-ray acceleration, and are predicted to emit $\gamma$-rays in the GeV to TeV range. [...]
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2017-01-09
14:20
OpenAccess [PUBDB-2017-00329] Journal Article/Contribution to a conference proceedings
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A template method for measuring the iron spectrumin cosmic rays with Cherenkov telescopes
34th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC2015, Meeting locationThe Hague, The Netherlands, 30 Jul 2015 - 6 Aug 20152015-07-302015-08-06
Proceedings of Science (ICRC2015), 264 (2016) [10.3204/PUBDB-2017-00329]  GO
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The energy-dependent abundance of elements in cosmic rays plays an important role in under-standing their acceleration and propagation. Most current results are obtained either from di-rect measurements by balloon- or satellite-borne detectors, or from indirect measurements byair shower detector arrays on the Earth’s surface. [...]
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2017-01-09
12:54
arXiv [PUBDB-2017-00311] Report/Journal Article
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Astroclimatic Characterization of Vallecitos: A candidate site for the Cherenkov Telescope Array at San Pedro Mártir
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We conducted an 18 month long study of the weather conditions of the Vallecitos, a proposed site in Mexico to harbor the northern array of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA). It is located in Sierra de San Pedro Martir (SPM) a few kilometers away from Observatorio Astron\'omico Nacional. [...]
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2017-01-09
11:16
[PUBDB-2017-00288] Conference Presentation
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Building Medium Size Telescope Structures for the Cherenkov Telescope Array
6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Gamma2016, Meeting locationHeidelberg, Germany, 11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 20162016-07-112016-07-15

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2017-01-09
11:13
[PUBDB-2017-00286] Conference Presentation
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Techniques And Results For The Calibration Of The MST Prototype For The Cherenkov Telescope Array
6th International Symposium on High-Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Gamma2016, Meeting locationHeidelberg, Germany, 11 Jul 2016 - 15 Jul 20162016-07-112016-07-15

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