Jul 5 – 10, 2021
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First result of LHAASO: Implication for extreme particle accelerators

Jul 6, 2021, 9:30 AM
Invited talk in the parallel session Very High Energy Gamma Rays Very High Energy Gamma Rays


Ruoyu Liu (Nanjing University)


The Large High Altitude Air Shower Observatory is a new-generation multi-component instrument for TeV-PeV gamma rays and TeV-EeV cosmic rays. Recently, LHAASO has published its first result on the discovery of 12 ultrahigh-energy (E>100TeV) gamma-ray sources at more than 7 sigma confidence level. Among them, there are famous sources like the Crab Nebula, the Cygnus Cocoon, as well as new sources without TeV counterpart. The discovery indicates the prevalence of PeV particle accelerators in our Galaxy.

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