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The mystery of Dark Accelerators : the case of HESS J1303-631

Matthew Dalton, Humboldt University
Vendredi 19 Novembre 2010 à 10h30 - Salle des Séminaires

The development of the field of Very High Energy (VHE : >100 GeV) Gamma-ray astronomy in the last decade has opened up a new window to the Universe. Many new sources of various types have been discovered including Supernova Remnants, Pulsars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae and Active Galactic Nuclei. But a large number of the newly discovered VHE Gamma-ray sources have been found to have no known counterparts in X-rays and radio, often despite intensive searches with sensitive instruments. The case of HESS J1303-631, the second ever discovered so-called ’dark source’ and the first discovered by H.E.S.S., will be presented in an attempt to identify this mysterious source.