The Galaxy in a new light: High energy gamma ray astronomy with H.E.S.S.

Werner Hofmann (MPI, Heidelberg)
DESY auditorium, 17:00h

During its first years of operation, the H.E.S.S. array of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes has revealed a sky full of sources of very high energy gamma rays and has demonstrated the great power of the Cherenkov technique for exploring non-thermal processes in the Universe. High-energy gamma ray astronomy is now delivering sky maps, sources with resolved morphology, and high-resolution light curves, joining up with mainstream astronomy. The talk will illustrate some of the key results from H.E.S.S., mention some of the open questions, and present ideas for the next-generation CTA observatory.

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