STUDYPHYSGRAYBIN

Theoretical and phenomenological study of the physics of gamma-ray binaries

 Coordinatore DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES 

 Organization address address: Burlington Road 10
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 4

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Eileen
Cognome: Flood
Email: send email
Telefono: +353-1-4406656 ext 360
Fax: -5241950

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Ireland [IE]
 Totale costo 171˙174 €
 EC contributo 171˙174 €
 Programma FP7-PEOPLE
Specific programme "People" implementing the Seventh Framework Programme of the European Community for research, technological development and demonstration activities (2007 to 2013)
 Code Call FP7-PEOPLE-2009-IEF
 Funding Scheme MC-IEF
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-07-01   -   2012-06-30

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    DUBLIN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED STUDIES

 Organization address address: Burlington Road 10
city: DUBLIN
postcode: 4

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Eileen
Cognome: Flood
Email: send email
Telefono: +353-1-4406656 ext 360
Fax: -5241950

IE (DUBLIN) coordinator 171˙174.20

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ray    sources    researcher    emission    nature    gamma    compact    extended    scientific    questions    jets    pulsar    environment    thermal    radiation    acceleration    binaries   

 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'Gamma-ray binaries are among the most luminous very high-energy sources of the Galaxy. They consist of a normal star and a compact object, and their radiation is strongly variable and often periodic. Gamma-ray binaries also generate radio emission of non-thermal and sometimes extended nature, and X-rays, predominantly of non-thermal nature. These objects are strongly connected with other classes of gamma-ray sources, such as supernova remnants, active galactic nuclei, gamma-ray bursts, and pulsar wind nebulae, which share many features with gamma-ray binaries, like jets, relativistic winds, particle acceleration, compact non-thermal emission, pair production and electromagnetic cascades, shocks with the environment, and extended radiation. There are many important open questions yet regarding all these phenomena in gamma-ray binaries. The power origin is not known in many sources; it may be a pulsar, accretion, or a rapidly spinning black hole. Also, the specific acceleration mechanism has not been identified in some gamma-ray binaries, and the processes producing (or processing) the non-thermal radiation are not properly understood. Finally, the properties of the outflows and jets of gamma-ray binaries, and the consequences of their interaction with the environment, have not been much explored. The proposed project has as a goal to shed light on and solve these questions. The proposal matches the program requirements for multidisciplinarity in the theoretical and in the phenomenological side, since several different topics are comprehended. The project has as well a strong contact with multiwavelength observations. The completeness of the project will allow the researcher to deepen and widen its knowledge and scientific skills, and to achieve a leading independent position in his field. The scientific profile of the host and the researcher experience give to the project a very high chance of success.'

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