The Gamma Ray Sky with Compton GRO and SIGMA

The Gamma Ray Sky with Compton GRO and SIGMA

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This volume consists of invited lectures and seminars presented at the NATO Advanced Study Institute qThe Gamma Ray Sky with COMPTON GRO and SIGMAq , which was held at the Centre de Physique Theorique of Les Houches (France) in January / February 1994. The school has been planned by a Scientific Organizing Committee. It was organized with the aim of providing students and young researchers with an up-to-date account of the high-energy phenomena in the vicinity of compact objets and the diffuse gamma-ray backgrounds after the early results from the gamma-ray telescope SIGMA and the four instruments onboard COMPTON GRO (Gamma Ray Observatory) : BATSE (Burst and Transient Source Experiment), COMPTEL(Compto'l Telescope), EGRET (Energetic Gamma Ray Experiment Telescope) and OS SE(Oriented Scintillation Spectrometer Experiment) . It was attended by more than sixty researchers from many countries. The lectures and seminars represent a complete coverage of our present knowledge and understanding of: Gamma-ray backgrounds, Gamma-ray Burts, Active Galactic Nuclei, Galactic Compact Objects, Gamma-ray Spectroscopy, Instrumentation and observation techniques, etc ... Most of these lectures are reproduced in this volume. Unfortunately, a few lecturers have chosen not to submit their manuscript.In particular, for studies taking the intensity as a distance indicator, we must choose a quantity as close as possible to a ... A slope different from -3/2 indicates a density of objects changing with distance (more precisely values smaller than - 3/2anbsp;...

Title:The Gamma Ray Sky with Compton GRO and SIGMA
Author:M. Signore, P. Salati, G. Vedrenne
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-12-06


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