Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Bridging the Gap - The first sensitive 20-200 MeV catalog

Jul 12, 2021, 6:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk GAD | Gamma Ray Direct Discussion


Lea Marcotulli (Clemson University)


The under-explored MeV band has an extremely rich scientific potential. Awaiting an all-sky MeV mission, it is now the prime time to take full advantage of the capabilities of the Fermi Large Area Telescope to explore this regime. With more than 12 years of the best available dataset (Pass8), we have developed an all-sky analysis to build a sensitive catalog of sources from 20 to 200 MeV. This work will allow us to cover the SED peak of most gamma-ray sources, fundamental to understand their nature, and possibly discover a whole new population of MeV ones. Importantly, this program will start bridging the gap between the MeV and GeV energy bands, strongly supporting the scientific case for a future all-sky MeV mission and enhancing the legacy of the Fermi mission. In this talk I will present the preliminary results of this analysis, highlighting the scientific potential of this project. I will also discuss the difference with respect to the first catalog of low-energy sources (1FLE, Principe et al. 2018).

Subcategory Experimental Results
Collaboration Ferrmi-LAT

Primary author

Lea Marcotulli (Clemson University)


Chris Karwin (Clemson University) Prof. Marco Ajello (University of Clemson) Mr Yong Sheng (Clemson University)

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