Trigger Simulations for the VERITAS Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope Array

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Date/Time:Friday, 18 Sep 2009 from 4:10 pm to 5:10 pm
Location:3 Physics Hall
Phone:515-294-2298
Channel:Astronomy
Categories:Lectures
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Arun Madhavan (Iowa State University)

I will briefly discuss the current research efforts being conducted by the ISU particle astrophysics group, including our work with the Fermi Gamma-Ray Space Telescope and the VERITAS ground-based atmospheric Cherenkov telescope array. I will then discuss the imaging atmospheric Cherenkov technique, hadronic background rejection, and the trigger simulations that I am performing for the VERITAS trigger upgrade and the proposed AGIS array.