Discoveries From the First 2 years of VERITAS Observations
|Date/Time:||Monday, 28 Sep 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm|
|Location:||Physics, Room 3|
Twenty years after the discovery of the first TeV Gamma Ray source in the sky, namely the detection of the Crab Nebula in 1989, Very High Energy (VHE-) astronomy has become a reality and provides an opportunity to probe the processes that generate relativistic particles in
The key science objectives of VHE-astronomy include astrophysics and particle physics; the understanding of the origin of cosmic rays, the search for supersymmetric dark matter self-annihilation, the
connection between black holes and relativistic jets and constraints to the cosmological diffuse infrared background.
I will provide a summary of the results from the first two years of observations
with the VERITAS 4-telescope array. Finally, I will discuss the motivations and
the concept of next generation large arrays such as AGIS and CTA.