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A Multiwavelength View of High-Energy Processes in the Galactic Center Region

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 central 600 parsecs of our Galaxy can be considered a kind of laboratory for modern astrophysics because in the few square degrees of sky covered by this region, several important non-thermal high energy processes take place and can be studied in detail with the new telescopes operating both in on-ground and in space. In addition to the closest supermassive Black Hole to the solar system the region hosts several other compact and diffuse sources of high-energy radiation whose characteristics need to be studied at different wavelengths from radio to TeV gamma-rays in order to understand the physical processes at work. This paper presents a review of the characteristics of the Galactic Center region from a multiwavelength phenomenological point of view, and giving special emphasis to the sources and processes that shed ligth on the high-energy phenomena taking place in the region.
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A. Goldwurm. A Multiwavelength View of High-Energy Processes in the Galactic Center Region. 4th International Meeting on High Energy Gamma-Ray Astronomy, Jul 2008, Heidelberg, Germany. pp.135-145, ⟨10.1063/1.3076629⟩. ⟨in2p3-00368774⟩



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