Research Division Seminar
Intensity Interferometry using the MAGIC telescopes

Dr. Thomas Schweizer
See the live streaming of this talk on Tuesday July 13, 12:30 GMT+1).

Abstract

The MAGIC telescopes are a stereoscopic system
of two 17m mirror diameter Cherenkov telescopes for gamma-ray observations, in operation since many years on the island of
La Palma at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos.
A new installation allows us to use those telescopes as optical
intensity interferometer which enables us to measure the size of bright
objects in the range of 0.6-1.5 milli-arcsec and other physical
parameters. In this presentation the setup is explained, our physics
targets, first results and also a future outlook of this project
with respect to the Cherenkov telescope array (CTA) currently
in construction.

About the talk

Intensity Interferometry using the MAGIC telescopes
Dr. Thomas Schweizer
Max Planck Institut fuer Physik (Múnich)
Tuesday July 13, 2021 - 12:30 GMT+1  (Online)
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