I will highlight the status of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy and discuss the major scientific objectives of the field in different energy band.
About the speaker
Felix Aharonian graduated from Moscow Engineering-Physics Institute in Nuclear and Particle Physics in 1975. He obtained his PhD degree in the same Institute in 1979. He then worked in the Yerevan Physics Institute (Armenia/USSR) from 1979 to 1991, in the Enrico Fermi Institute of the University of Chicago (USA) from 1991 to 1992, in the Max Planck Institut fuer Kernphysik (MPIK) in Heidelberg (Germany) from 1992 to 2006. In 2006 he was appointed as Professor of the Astronomy and Astrophysics Section of the School of Cosmic Physics. In parallel, he leads the High Energy Astrophysics Theory Group of MPIK/Heidelberg with a status of External Member of the Institute.
More details on Felix's research group can be found here.
*Lunch will be provided for attendees