Particle Astrophysics

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The MAGIC Collaboration is integrated by 20 research institutes and university departments from Armenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and USA. The collaboration comprises two 17m diameter telescopes, located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, designed to measure the Cherenkov radiation associated with atmospheric showers from very high-energy gamma rays.

CTA is a major international collaboration for building two large Cherenkov observatories at North and South Hemispheres. Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma has been selected to host the Northern observatory. The first large size telescope was inaugurated in October 2018, and we are presently building the other three.

Principal investigator
Project staff
Marie Karjalianen
  1. Inauguration of the first large-size telescope of CTA (LST-1) at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos
  2. Detection of a neutrino generated in a blazar with MAGIC, IcCube and Fermi-LAT
  3. Discovery of the binary systemPSR J2032+4127/MT91 213 emitting in VHE gamma rays.

Publications related

  • Morphological and spectral properties of the W51 region measured with the MAGIC telescopes

    Context. The W51 complex hosts the supernova remnant W51C which is known to interact with the molecular clouds in the star forming region W51B. In addition, a possible pulsar wind nebula CXO J192318.5+140305 was found likely associated with the supernova remnant. Gamma-ray emission from this region was discovered by Fermi/LAT (between 0.2 and 50

    Aleksić, J. et al.

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  • MAGIC Upper Limits for Two Milagro-detected Bright Fermi Sources in the Region of SNR G65.1+0.6

    We report on the observation of the region around supernova remnant G65.1+0.6 with the stand-alone MAGIC-I telescope. This region hosts the two bright GeV gamma-ray sources 1FGL J1954.3+2836 and 1FGL J1958.6+2845. They are identified as GeV pulsars and both have a possible counterpart detected at about 35 TeV by the Milagro observatory. MAGIC

    Aleksić, J. et al.

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  • Correlated X-Ray and Very High Energy Emission in the Gamma-Ray Binary LS I +61 303

    The discovery of very high energy (VHE) gamma-ray emitting X-ray binaries has triggered an intense effort to better understand the particle acceleration, absorption, and emission mechanisms in compact binary systems, which provide variable conditions along eccentric orbits. Despite this, the nature of some of these systems, and of the accelerated

    Anderhub, H. et al.

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