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Roopesh Ojha (U.S. Naval Observatory)

TANAMI: Parsec Scale AGN Physics in the Multiwavelength Era - Roopesh Ojha Colloquium

The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium
15:30-16:30 Thu 08 Oct 2009

ATNF Marsfield Lecture Theatre


With its broader energy coverage, higher resolution, wider field of
view and greater sensitivity, the Large Area Telescope (LAT) of the
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope is dramatically increasing our
knowledge of AGN gamma-ray emission. However, discriminating between
competing theoretical models requires quasi-simultaneous observations
across the electromagnetic spectrum.

The TANAMI (Tracking AGN with Austral Milliarcsecond Interferometry)
and associated programs provide comprehensive radio monitoring for
Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope sources south of declination -30
degrees. Near simultaneous data from the Swift satellite and ground
based optical facilities span the gap from radio to gamma-ray
energies. We describe the TANAMI program in the context of this
panchromatic suite of observations and present early results.

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