Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
The e-ASTROGAM gamma-ray space observatory for the multimessenger astronomy of the 2030s
Show others and affiliations
2018 (English)In: Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2018, article id 10699Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

e-ASTROGAM is a concept for a breakthrough observatory space mission carrying a γ-ray telescope dedicated to the study of the non-thermal Universe in the photon energy range from 0.15 MeV to 3 GeV. The lower energy limit can be pushed down to energies as low as 30 keV for gamma-ray burst detection with the calorimeter. The mission is based on an advanced space-proven detector technology, with unprecedented sensitivity, angular and energy resolution, combined with remarkable polarimetric capability. Thanks to its performance in the MeV-GeV domain, substantially improving its predecessors, e-ASTROGAM will open a new window on the non-thermal Universe, making pioneering observations of the most powerful Galactic and extragalactic sources, elucidating the nature of their relativistic outflows and their effects on the surroundings. With a line sensitivity in the MeV energy range one to two orders of magnitude better than previous and current generation instruments, e-ASTROGAM will determine the origin of key isotopes fundamental for the understanding of supernova explosion and the chemical evolution of our Galaxy. The mission will be a major player of the multiwavelength, multimessenger time-domain astronomy of the 2030s, and provide unique data of significant interest to a broad astronomical community, complementary to powerful observatories such as LISA, LIGO, Virgo, KAGRA, the Einstein Telescope and the Cosmic Explorer, IceCube-Gen2 and KM3NeT, SKA, ALMA, JWST, E-ELT, LSST, Athena, and the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
SPIE - International Society for Optical Engineering, 2018. article id 10699
Series
Proceedings of SPI, ISSN 0277-786X ; 10699
Keywords [en]
Compton and pair creation telescope, Gamma-ray astronomy, gamma-ray polarization, high-energy astrophysical phenomena, space mission, time-domain astronomy, Cosmology, Observatories, Space telescopes, Supernovae, Astrophysical phenomena, Gamma ray polarization, Pair creation, Space missions, Time domain, Gamma rays
National Category
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-236378DOI: 10.1117/12.2315151ISI: 000452819200058Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85051864732ISBN: 9781510619517 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-236378DiVA, id: diva2:1260840
Conference
Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Ultraviolet to Gamma Ray, 10 June 2018 through 15 June 2018
Note

QC 20181105

Available from: 2018-11-05 Created: 2018-11-05 Last updated: 2019-01-07Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text in DiVA

Other links

Publisher's full textScopusconference

Authority records BETA

Pearce, Mark

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Pearce, MarkMarisaldi, Mario
By organisation
Particle and Astroparticle PhysicsKTH
Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
isbn
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
isbn
urn-nbn
Total: 4 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf