On the Prospects of Ground-based Gamma-ray Astronomy

Title:On the prospects of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy
Speaker:Prof. Felix Aharonion
Host:Prof. CAO Zhen
Time:10:00 a.m. Friday, Apr. 7, 2023 (Beijing Time)
Location:Main Building A214
ZOOM: 81541806962/123456
ZOOM Link:https://us06web.zoom.us/j/81541806962?pwd=enpaNmZSM3RZOWp1WGw5T0xBRCsrdz09
Abstract:These days, we are witnessing impressive discoveries made by ground-based gamma-ray detectors in several areas of modern astrophysics and astroparticle physics. I will describe the status of the field, talk about recent achievements, and discuss the prospects of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy in the foreseeable future.
About the Speaker:Professor Felix Aharonian obtained his PhD from the Moscow Institute of Engineering in 1979 and then worked in the Yerevan Physics Institute. In 1992, he transferred to the Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics in Germany and served as head of high-energy astrophysics theoretical group at the Institute from 1993 until his retirement in 2017. Since 2006, he has also served as director of the Center for Particle Astrophysics and Astrophysics at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. In 2017, he was elected as an academician of the European Academy of Sciences. His research interests cover various aspects of the field of high-energy astrophysics, including the origin of cosmic rays, particle acceleration mechanisms, radiation mechanisms of high-energy phenomena, the physical processes of dense celestial bodies and multiscale relativistic jets. Currently, he is actively participating in the LHAASO experiment.