Data Centre for Astrophysics
Astronomy Department of the University of Geneva
ISDC Seminar

Wednesday, 12 January 2005 at 11:00

Volker Beckmann
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center & Joint Center of Astrophysics, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Swift and the perspectives in the gamma-ray range

Abstract. Swift has been launched successfully in November 2004. First preliminar results will be shown, such as BAT images and spectra as well as a first XRT image. This includes images of the Cygnus region, Swift/BAT spectra of the Crab, early results from GRBs, and XRT observations of Cas A. I will give an outlook on the Swift mission and its implications on the astrophysical research in the gamma-ray region, and especially which effects Swift might have on the research done by INTEGRAL. In addition I will show some of the activities which are performed by the INTEGRAL Guest Observer Facility at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center.

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