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Anita Reimer
HEPL/KIPAC, Stanford University
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High Energy Astrophysical Phenomena (4)
Astrophysics (3)
Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (2)
Astrophysics of Galaxies (1)

Publications Authored By Anita Reimer

The interaction between the strong winds of the stars in colliding-wind binary (CWB) systems produces two shock fronts, delimiting the wind collision region (WCR). There, particles are expected to be accelerated mainly via diffusive shock acceleration, and to produce $\gamma$-rays, in processes involving relativistic electrons and/or protons. We investigate the injection and the acceleration of protons in typical CWB systems by means of Monte Carlo simulations, with a test-particle approach. Read More

The non-thermal spectra of jetted active galactic nuclei show a variety of shapes in their low- and high energy components. In some of the brightest Fermi-LAT blazars, prominent spectral breaks at a few GeV have been regularly detected, which is inconsistent with conventional cooling effects. We study the effects of continuous time-dependent injection of electrons into the jet with differing rates, durations, locations, and power-law spectral indices, and evaluate its impact on the ambient emitting particle spectrum at a given snapshot time in the framework of a leptonic blazar emission model. Read More

Authors: Fabio Acero, Markus Ackermann, Marco Ajello, Luca Baldini, Jean Ballet, Guido Barbiellini, Denis Bastieri, Ronaldo Bellazzini, E. Bissaldi, Roger Blandford, E. D. Bloom, Raffaella Bonino, Eugenio Bottacini, J. Bregeon, Philippe Bruel, Rolf Buehler, S. Buson, G. A. Caliandro, Rob A. Cameron, R Caputo, Micaela Caragiulo, Patrizia A. Caraveo, Jean Marc Casandjian, Elisabetta Cavazzuti, Claudia Cecchi, A. Chekhtman, J. Chiang, G. Chiaro, Stefano Ciprini, R. Claus, J. M. Cohen, Johann Cohen-Tanugi, L. R. Cominsky, B. Condon, Jan Conrad, S. Cutini, F. D'Ammando, A. Angelis, F. Palma, Rachele Desiante, S. W. Digel, L. Venere, Persis S Drell, Alex Drlica-Wagner, C. Favuzzi, E. C. Ferrara, Anna Franckowiak, Prof. Yasushi Fukazawa, Prof. Stefan Funk, P. Fusco, Fabio Gargano, Dario Gasparrini, Nicola Giglietto, Paolo Giommi, Francesco Giordano, Marcello Giroletti, Tom Glanzman, Gary Godfrey, G A. Gomez-Vargas, I. A. Grenier, M. -H. Grondin, L. Guillemot, Sylvain Guiriec, M Gustafsson, D. Hadasch, A. K. Harding, M. Hayashida, Elizabeth Hays, J. W. Hewitt, A. B. Hill, Deirdre Horan, X. Hou, Giulia Iafrate, Tobias Jogler, G. J'ohannesson, Anthony S. Johnson, T. Kamae, Hideaki Katagiri, Prof. Jun Kataoka, Junichiro Katsuta, Matthew Kerr, J. Knodlseder, Prof. Dale Kocevski, M. Kuss, Helene Laffon, J. Lande, S. Larsson, Luca Latronico, Marianne Lemoine-Goumard, J. Li, L. Li, Francesco Longo, Francesco Loparco, Michael N. Lovellette, Pasquale Lubrano, J. Magill, S. Maldera, Martino Marelli, Michael Mayer, M. N. Mazziotta, Peter F. Michelson, Warit Mitthumsiri, Tsunefumi Mizuno, Alexander A. Moiseev, Maria Elena Monzani, E. Moretti, Aldo Morselli, Igor V. Moskalenko, Prof. Simona Murgia, Prof. Rodrigo Nemmen, Eric Nuss, Takashi Ohsugi, Nicola Omodei, Monica Orienti, Elena Orlando, Jonathan F. Ormes, David Paneque, J. S. Perkins, Melissa Pesce-Rollins, Prof. Vahe' Petrosian, Frederic Piron, Giovanna Pivato, Troy Porter, S. Rain`o, Riccardo Rando, Massimiliano Razzano, Soebur Razzaque, Anita Reimer, Prof. Olaf Reimer, Matthieu Renaud, Thierry Reposeur, Mr. Romain Rousseau, P. M. Parkinson, J. Schmid, A. Schulz, C. Sgr`o, Eric J Siskind, Francesca Spada, Gloria Spandre, Paolo Spinelli, Andrew W. Strong, Daniel Suson, Hiro Tajima, Hiromitsu Takahashi, T. Tanaka, Jana B. Thayer, D. J. Thompson, L. Tibaldo, Omar Tibolla, Prof. Diego F. Torres, Gino Tosti, Eleonora Troja, Yasunobu Uchiyama, G. Vianello, B. Wells, Kent Wood, M. Wood, Manal Yassine, Stephan Zimmer

To uniformly determine the properties of supernova remnants (SNRs) at high energies, we have developed the first systematic survey at energies from 1 to 100 GeV using data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope. Based on the spatial overlap of sources detected at GeV energies with SNRs known from radio surveys, we classify 30 sources as likely GeV SNRs. We also report 14 marginal associations and 245 flux upper limits. Read More

Affiliations: 1Mathematics, Innsbruck, 2Astro- and Particle Physics, Innsbruck, 3Astro- and Particle Physics, Innsbruck, 4Theoretical Physics, Innsbruck, 5Mathematics, Innsbruck, 6Astro- and Particle Physics, Innsbruck

A standard planetary nebula stays more than 10 000 years in the state of a photoionized nebula. As long as the timescales of the most important ionizing processes are much smaller, the ionization state can be characterized by a static photoionization model and simulated with codes like CLOUDY (Ferland et al. 1998). Read More

Most of the hadronic jet models for quasars (QSOs) and microquasars (MQs) found in literature represent beams of particles (e.g. protons). Read More

Affiliations: 1Ohio Univ., 2Stanford Univ., 3Boston Univ.
Category: Astrophysics

The MAGIC collaboration recently reported the detection of the quasar 3C279 at > 100 GeV gamma-ray energies. Here we present simultaneous optical (BVRI) and X-ray (RXTE PCA) data from the day of the VHE detection and discuss the implications of the snap-shot spectral energy distribution for jet models of blazars. A one-zone synchrotron-self-Compton origin of the entire SED, including the VHE gamma-ray emission can be ruled out. Read More

Affiliations: 1HEPL/KIPAC, Stanford University, 2HEPL/KIPAC, Stanford University
Category: Astrophysics

Colliding winds of massive stars in binary systems are considered as candidate sites of high-energy non-thermal photon emission. They are already among the suggested counterparts for a few individual unidentified EGRET sources, but may constitute a detectable source population for the GLAST observatory. The present work investigates such population study of massive colliding wind systems at high-energy gamma-rays. Read More

Colliding winds of massive binaries have long been considered as potential sites of non-thermal high-energy photon production. This is motivated by the detection of non-thermal spectra in the radio band, as well as by correlation studies of yet unidentified EGRET gamma-ray sources with source populations appearing in star formation regions. This work re-considers the basic radiative processes and its properties that lead to high energy photon production in long-period massive star systems. Read More