27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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-2- B. von Langenbeck

Pulsars at the Very High Energies: an update from MAGIC


  • Mr. Giovanni CERIBELLA

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Abstract content

Pulsars are among the most compact Very High Energy photon sources of the universe, but the physics processes behind their emission are not yet fully understood.

MAGIC, a system of two Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes located at 2200 m a.s.l. on the Canary Island of La Palma (Spain), has pioneered the field of VHE pulsar physics and continues contributing to the advancement of our understanding through multiple observation campaigns. By operating in stereoscopic mode, MAGIC can observe gamma rays in energies ranging from a few tens of GeV to several tens of TeV. The recent introduction of a low-energy trigger system, the Sum-Trigger-II, has made MAGIC a unique instrument for the observation of soft sources, including pulsars.

In this talk we will review how MAGIC observations contributed to the field of VHE pulsar research. Besides that, we will present details on the Sum-Trigger-II and also results from recent pulsar observations with this system.