Highlights of recent results from the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory

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VERITAS is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory comprising an array of four 12 meter air Cherenkov telescopes operating at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory near Tucson, Arizona. Data taking has continued from 2007 with a major camera upgrade completed in 2012 resulting in the current sensitivity to very-high-energy (VHE) gamma rays between 85 GeV and 30 TeV. VERITAS has detected 54 sources (half of which have been discoveries) leading to many significant contributions to the field of VHE astronomy. These proceedings highlight some of the more recent VERITAS results from the blazar and galactic observing programs as well as measurements of the cosmic-ray electron spectrum, constraints on dark matter and a follow-up program for astrophysical neutrinos.

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Article number52013
JournalJournal of Physics: Conference Series
Volume718
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Jun 9 2016
Event14th International Conference on Topics in Astroparticle and Underground Physics, TAUP 2015 - Torino, Italy
Duration: Sep 7 2015Sep 11 2015

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Highlights of recent results from the VERITAS gamma-ray observatory. / Fortson, Lucy F.

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