The Nature of Unidentified Galactic High-Energy Gamma-Ray Sources

Proceedings of the Workshop held at Tonantzintla, Puebla, México, 9-11 October 2000

  • Alberto Carramiñana
  • Olaf Reimer
  • David J. Thompson
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 267)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xii
  2. Unidentified Celestial Sources at Gamma-Ray Energies

  3. Correlations Studies of Unidentified Gamma-Ray Sources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 49-49
    2. Neil Gehrels, Daryl J. Macomb, David L. Bertsch, David J. Thompson, Robert C. Hartman, Barbara J. Mattson
      Pages 81-88
    3. Sandro Mereghetti, Andrew Chen, Alberto Pellizzoni, Marco Tavani, Stefano Vercellone
      Pages 89-96
    4. Diego F. Torres, Jorge A. Combi, Gustavo E. Romero, P. Benaglia
      Pages 97-104
  4. High-Energy Pulsars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Alberto Carramiñana
      Pages 107-134
    3. Mallory S. E. Roberts, Roger W. Romani, Nobuyuki Kawai, Bryan M. Gaensler, Simon Johnston
      Pages 135-152
  5. Supernova Remnants and Massive Stars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Philip Kaaret
      Pages 191-196

About these proceedings

Introduction

The Energetic Gamma-Ray Experiment Telescope (EGRET) instru­ ment on the Compton Gamma-Ray Observatory left as a legacy its Third Catalog of High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources, whose detections include a large number of blazars, some pulsars, the Large Magellanic Cloud and a solar flare. Most of the newly discovered objects - a majority of the catalog -are unidentified sources, with a clearly predominant Galactic population. Are all these radio-quiet pulsars, like Geminga, or is there a novel type of celestial object, awaiting identification? In spite of the limited angular resolution provided by EGRET and COMPTEL, there is still much to learn about unidentified ,-ray sources: correlation studies, multiwavelength observations and theoretical work can provide valuable clues, specially if these efforts are carried out in a coordinated manner. The aim of this workshop, held from October 9 to 11, 2000, at the Instituto N acional de Astrofisica, Optica y Electronica, at Tonantzintla, Mexico, was to gather experts on the subject, including observational as­ tronomers specialized in other regions of the electromagnetic spectrum, in an effort to address the question of the Nature of Galactic high-energy gamma-ray sources, both from the theoretical and observational perspec­ tive, and elaborate schemes for future identification studies which can make use of existing and forthcoming facilities.

Keywords

Galaxy Quasar astronomy astrophysics instruments

Editors and affiliations

  • Alberto Carramiñana
    • 1
  • Olaf Reimer
    • 1
  • David J. Thompson
    • 2
  1. 1.Instituto Nacional de AstrofísicaÓptica y ElectrónicaTonantzintlaMéxico
  2. 2.NASA/Goddard Space Flight CenterUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-1007-8
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3875-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-1007-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0067-0057
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