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By Felix Aharonian, Lars Bergström, Charles Dermer, Roland Walter, Marc Türler

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With the luck of Cherenkov Astronomy and extra lately with the release of NASA’s Fermi challenge, very-high-energy astrophysics has passed through a revolution within the final years. This booklet presents 3 accomplished and updated stories of the hot advances in gamma-ray astrophysics and of multi-messenger astronomy. Felix Aharonian and Charles Dermer tackle our present wisdom at the assets of GeV and TeV photons, gleaned from the appropriate measurements made through the hot instrumentation. Lars Bergström offers the demanding situations and clients of astro-particle physics with a selected emphasis at the detection of darkish subject applicants. the themes lined by means of the fortieth Saas-Fee path current the features of present instrumentation and the physics at play in resources of very-high-energy radiation to scholars and researchers alike. This booklet will inspire and get ready readers for utilizing area and ground-based gamma-ray observatories, in addition to neutrino and different multi-messenger detectors.

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Both in the synchrotron and curvature radiation regimes. g. Ref. g. Refs. [77, 199]), the efficiency of conversion of energy of accelerated nuclei to gamma-rays in optically thin objects appear very small, η 1. This is a rather generic and robust limit [50] which makes negligible the role of this mechanism in almost all realistic models of 24 F. Aharonian cosmic gamma-ray production. In any case, the photo-disintegration reaction rates are significantly below the rates of photomeson and Bethe-Heitler pair-production (BHPP) processes.

Correspondingly the annihilation time is tann 4 × 106 (E + /m 2c ) (n/1 cm−3 )−1 year. ln(2E + /m 2c ) − 1 (12) Comparing Eq. (12) with Eq. e. at these energies the annihilation continuum starts to dominate over the bremsstrahlung spectrum, taking into account that in both processes the leading photon receives a substantial part of the positron kinetic energy. Gamma Rays and Neutrinos from pp Interactions Relativistic protons and nuclei produce high energy gamma-rays and neutrinos in inelastic collisions with ambient gas due to the production and decay of secondary pions, kaons and hyperons.

The differential cross-sections of bremsstrahlung and pair production are presented in Fig. 14. 5. The bremsstrahlung differential cross-section has a 1/εγ type singularity at εγ → 0, but because of the hard spectrum of bremsstrahlung photons the energy losses of electrons contribute mainly to high energy γ-rays. Thus bremsstrahlung should be treated as an essentially catastrophic process. Nevertheless, it is convenient to introduce the so-called average energy loss-rate, Gamma Rays at Very High Energies − 31 dE e dt = br cm p n X0 Ee .

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