Results from Current Experiments
- Segev BenZvi (o=uwmad,ou=Institutions,dc=icecube,dc=wisc,dc=edu)
Dr Fabian Schüssler (CEA/Irfu)
The High Energy Stereoscopic System (H.E.S.S.) is an array of Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs) located in the Khomas Highland of Namibia. The array initially consisted of four 12m telescopes and provided a vast array of discoveries which now form the heritage of the very-high-energy (VHE) gamma-ray astronomy (e.g. the H.E.S.S. Galactic Plane Survey). In 2012, a fifth 28m...
Dr Daniela Dorner (Universität Würzburg)
Both FACT and HAWC are monitoring at TeV energies. While HAWC is covering two thirds of the sky every day, FACT is monitoring a small sample of sources in pointed-mode with a better sensitivity. Thanks to its camera with solid-state photosensors, FACT features an excellent detector performance and stability, which is ideal for monitoring. As the sensors do not degrade when exposed to...
John Pretz (Penn State)
HAWC is performing well, achieving unprecedented all-sky sensitivity above 1 TeV. The HAWC sensitivity is driven by the best photon/hadron discrimination and angular resolution ever achieved for a wide-field ground array. I will discuss the HAWC performance, focusing on the HAWC observations of the Crab Nebula, highlighting opportunities for improvement in a future Southern observatory.
Dr Udara Abeysekara (University of Utah)