Fundación Galileo Galilei - INAF Telescopio Nazionale Galileo 28°45'14.4N 17°53'20.6W 2387.2m A.S.L.

Seminars at FGG

Multi-wavelength observations of gamma-ray loud binaries.

Speaker: Masha Chernyakova (Dublin City Univ, Ireland)

Date and time: 2016-10-10 12:00

Gamma-ray-loud binary systems are a newly identified class of X-ray binaries in which either accretion onto the compact object (a neutron star, or a black hole), or interaction of an outflow from the compact object with the wind and radiation emitted by the massive companion star lead to the production of very-high energy gamma-ray emission at GeV and TeV energies. The number of these peculiar objects is very limited (less than 10), so it is very important to study them in order to find the conditions required for efficient particle acceleration. In our talk we will review multi-wavelegth properties of known gamma-ray-loud binaries, and and try to explain the physics governing the emission in these systems.