10.12.2019 / 16:45 / Hamburg, Auditorium

Particle and Astroparticle Physics Colloquium

Galactic Factories of Cosmic Rays: Understanding Cosmic Rays through Gamma-Ray Observations

Emma de Ona Wilhelmi (DESY)

Cosmic rays below 1015 eV are believed to come from our own Galaxy. Their origin and propagation can be studied through the imprint they leave on gamma-ray radiation from background sources due to their interaction with matter and radiation fields. Gamma-ray sources of different sizes (few thousand kms to kilo-parsecs) can directly probe acceleration and propagation of CRs on various scales. I will review the status of this research field and the most outstanding discoveries, and discuss its prospects with the CTA observatory.

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