Session Detail

HEAD: The Variable and Surprising Gamma-ray Sky
Special Session
Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Room 18B
The Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is providing a new way to view the gamma-ray sky. Its two instruments survey the full sky every three hours over an energy range spanning seven orders of magnitude. The high sensitivity offers the opportunity for time domain astronomy at gamma-ray energies, measuring variability on scales ranging from milliseconds to years. Dramatic results on gamma-ray bursts, pulsars, high-mass binary systems, and active galactic nuclei have emerged from the Fermi capabilities. Transients include flares from the Crab Nebula, a symbiotic binary nova, and the Sun, while the deepening exposures have revealed unexpected details of giant Galactic bubbles, supernova remnants, and pulsar wind nebulae.
Joel Norman Bregman1
1Univ. of Michigan.

127.00C. Chair

Julie E. McEnery1

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:00 PM - 2:22 PM
127.01. Expecting the Unexpected with the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope
David John Thompson1

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:22 PM - 2:44 PM
127.02. Gamma Ray Activity in the Galaxy - Pulsars, Novae, Binaries and Supernova Remnants
Roger D. Blandford1
1Stanford University.

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 2:44 PM - 3:06 PM
127.03. Constant Change: Understanding Black Holes Through Observations Of AGN Jets
Grzegorz Maria Madejski1
1Stanford Linear Accelerator Ctr..

Monday, Jan 09, 2012, 3:06 PM - 3:28 PM
127.04. Cosmic Explosions: Exploring the Most Extreme Gamma-ray Bursts
Stephen B. Cenko1
1University of California, Berkeley.