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Search for Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources with H.E.S.S

Abstract : Supernova remnants (SNRs) are the prime candidates for the acceleration of the Galactic Cosmic Rays. Tracers for interactions of Cosmic Rays with ambient material are gamma rays at TeV energies, which can be observed with ground based Cherenkov telescopes like H.E.S.S. In the recent years H.E.S.S. has detected several SNRs and interactions of SNRs with molecular clouds. Here the current results of these observations are presented and possible leptonic and hadronic scenarios are discussed. It is shown that it is likely that SNRs are the sources of Galactic Cosmic Rays.
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N. Komin. Search for Galactic Cosmic Ray Sources with H.E.S.S. 23rd Rencontres de Blois - Particle Physics and Cosmology, May 2011, Blois, France. ⟨in2p3-00909686⟩

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