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27/06/2019 :
16h00  
TBA
Maxime Fays
28/08/2019 :
16h00  
The local positron flux: what do pulsars have to say about it?
Ruben Lopez-Coto
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Next seminar Thursday 27 june, 16h00 (12th Seminar 2019 - poster)
TBA
Maxime Fays (University of Sheffield)

Salle de réunion AGO (local -1/14), Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique
Bâtiment B5c, Quartier Agora, Allée du 6 Août, 19C, B-4000 Liège 1 (Sart-Tilman)
Previous seminar Wednesday 28 august, 16h00 (13th Seminar 2019 - poster) 
The local positron flux: what do pulsars have to say about it?
Ruben Lopez-Coto (INFN Padova)

Salle de réunion AGO (local -1/14), Institut d'Astrophysique et de Géophysique
Bâtiment B5c, Quartier Agora, Allée du 6 Août, 19C, B-4000 Liège 1 (Sart-Tilman)


Pulsars and their associated nebulae are the most commonly invoked astrophysical sources to explain the highest energy local cosmic ray positrons. However, a recent measurement of particle propagation around nearby pulsars by HAWC combined with the latest measurement of the local cosmic all-electron spectrum up to 20 TeV by HESS seemed to exclude this possibility. I will show in this presentation the latest experimental results on the Very-High-Energy gamma-ray emission surrounding Geminga and PSR B0656+14 by HAWC and discuss their implications. I will also show that the new observational facts can be reconciled with a pulsar origin, even in the case of a low diffusion close to the Earth, if an undiscovered nearby pulsar is the sole contributor to the local electron spectrum at the highest energies. Furthermore, I will give the predicted characteristics of this pulsar and show that the existence of such a pulsar with the required properties is not unlikely taking into account the properties of the pulsar population.
University of Liège > Faculty of Sciences > Department of Astrophysics, Geophysics and Oceanography : CoWebAGO, June 2009.