Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Europe/Berlin timezone

Recent Results from VERITAS AGN Observations

Jul 15, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Discussion


Wystan Benbow (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian)


VERITAS is one of the world’s most sensitive detectors of astrophysical very high energy (VHE; E > 100 GeV) gamma rays. This observatory has operated for ~14 years, and nearly 7,000 hours of its observations have been targeted on active galactic nuclei (AGN). Approximately 300 AGN were observed with VERITAS, and 40 are detected. These studies are generally accompanied by contemporaneous, broadband observations, which enable detailed probes of the underlying jet-powered processes. Recent scientific results from VERITAS AGN observations will be presented.


AGN; Blazar; VERITAS; TeV;

Subcategory Experimental Results
Collaboration VERITAS

Primary authors

Wystan Benbow (Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian) for the VERITAS Collaboration

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