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Francois Brun – The H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey

July 6, 10:00 - 11:00

H.E.S.S. (High Energy Stereoscopic System) is a hybrid array of five Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes observing the very high energy gamma-ray sky. In the past decade, this experiment has significantly contributed to the field of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy. In particular, the H.E.S.S. Galactic plane survey (HGPS), conducted from 2004 to 2013, was the first high-resolution (~0.1 deg) and sensitive (~1.5% Crab Nebula point-source sensitivity) survey of the Milky Way in TeV gamma-rays. Comprising ~2800-hrs of observation time, it revealed the existence of a diverse population of cosmic accelerators in the Galaxy. In this talk I will present an overview of the results from this decade-long H.E.S.S. survey program.


July 6
10:00 - 11:00
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ECAP, room 307
Erwin-Rommel-Str 1
Erlangen, 91058 Germany