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Seminar: Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm

The Fermi Large Area Telescope as a GeV gamma-ray all-sky monitor
Dr. Elizabeth Hays
NASA Goddard

The Large Area Telescope (LAT) on the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope has been surveying the sky since August 2008. The LAT detects gamma rays from ~20 MeV to >300 GeV. The field of view is large (~2.4 sr) and provides all-sky coverage every 3 hours. The LAT data provide a rich multiwavelength resource. They also allow searches for new activity in the notoriously variable gamma-ray sky. LAT flare advocates monitor the data daily to track sources of interest and to watch for new gamma-ray outbursts. I will discuss highlights of the transient gamma-ray sky as viewed by the LAT with an emphasis on results for objects in the Galaxy.


Location: Physics Bldg., room 420

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