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Last update:
2003-10-15
Author
Helmut Steinle
hcs@mpe.mpg.de

Gamma-Ray Astronomy at MPE

- Research -


Astrophysics Research :

  • All-Sky Survey in Continuum and Line Emission
  • Gamma Ray Source Catalogs
  • Diffuse Galactic Continuum Emission:
    • Cosmic ray interactions in interstellar space
    • unresolved source contribution
  • Galactic Gamma-Ray Continuum Sources
    • gamma-ray pulsars
    • X-ray binaries as gamma-ray sources
    • supernova remnants
    • interstellar clouds
    • unidentified sources
  • Astrophysics with Gamma-Ray Lines from Radioactivities
    • Diffuse Galactic Line Emission ( Study of Nucleosynthesis Sites ):
      • Mapping of 1.809 MeV - emission of radioactive26Al
      • Search for 1.17 and 1.33 MeV emission from radioactive 60Fe
    • Galactic Gamma-Ray Line Sources
      • in 1.809 MeV (26Al)
      • in 1.157 MeV (44Ti)
      • in 1.275 MeV (22Na)
      • in 2.223 MeV (neutron capture)
  • Extragalactic gamma-Ray Sources
  • Cosmic Gamma-Ray Background Radiation
  • Cosmic Gamma-Ray Bursts
  • Solar Flare Gamma-Ray and Neutron Emission
Instrument Developments:
  • Development of a new instrument for low-energy gamma-ray astronomy: MEGA

© Gamma-Ray Astronomy Group of MPE
Contact person: V. Schönfelder

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