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High Energy Activity of the Super-Massive Black Hole at the Galactic Center

A. Goldwurm 1
1 APC - AHE - APC - Astrophysique des Hautes Energies
APC (UMR_7164) - AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Dipartimento di Astronomia, Universita degli Studi di Bologna
Abstract : The centre of our galaxy hosts the nearest super-massive black hole to the solar system, identified to the compact radio source Sgr A*. High energy experiments have tried in the past to detect the X/gamma-ray emission expected from the accretion of the surrounding material into this super-massive black hole. Only recently however, thanks to the new generation of telescopes, it has been possible to reveal high energy radiation associated with Sgr A* or its close environment. I will review and discuss in particular the results on the Sgr A* X-ray flares discovered with Chandra and XMM-Newton, on the central soft gamma-ray source detected with INTEGRAL and on the galactic centre TeV emission revealed by HESS.
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A. Goldwurm. High Energy Activity of the Super-Massive Black Hole at the Galactic Center. Comptes Rendus Physique, Centre Mersenne, 2007, 8, pp.35-44. ⟨10.1016/j.crhy.2006.11.001⟩. ⟨in2p3-00150108⟩



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