Seminars
 
Unprecedented detection of a GRB up to TeV energies unveils a new spectral component
UB
 
Location
Sala de Graus Eduard Fontserè (ICCUB building, UB Campus)
Date
27/11/2019 - 00/00/0000
 
The hunt for Gamma-Ray-Bursts (GRBs) at very high energies (VHE) started more than 20 years ago. A hint of emission was already claimed by Milagrito from the observations of GRB 970417. On 19 January 2019, the Major Atmospheric Gamma Imaging Cherenkov (MAGIC) clearly detected GRB 190114C above 0.2 TeV.

This is the first highly significant detection (over 50 sigmas reached in the first few tens of minutes after the burst) of a GRB at VHE. GRB190114C was also detected by several other instruments providing a wealth of multi-wavelength data across 17 orders of magnitude in energy. The detection of GRB190114C by MAGIC reveals a spectral component at the highest energies incompatible with being originated by synchrotron emission processes. In this talk, we will present the detection of GRB 190114C and the interpretation of its emission resulting from a complete multi-wavelength study.
 
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Generalitat de CatalunyaUniversitat de BarcelonaUniversitat Autònoma de BarcelonaUniversitat Politècnica de CatalunyaConsejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasCentres de Recerca de Catalunya