e-ASTROGAM : towards a new space mission for gamma-ray astronomy

The mission concept e-ASTROGAM was recently submitted to the European Space Agency on behalf of a large collaboration of about 350 scientists. The proposed space telescope is design to cover a wide spectral band (200 keV to 3 GeV) with a sensitivity in the MeV range about 100 times better than the gamma-ray instruments currently in operation on board the INTEGRAL satellite. It also features a groundbreaking capability for measuring gamma-ray polarization. In this talk, I will first give an overview of the scientific objectives targeted by this proposal, and then present the mission concept, the operating principle of the gamma-ray telescope and the possible French contributions to the development of the payload.


Mercredi, 8 mars, 2017 - 14:00

Salle / Local: 

salle 483A

Nom/Prénom // Last name/First name: 

Vincent Tatischeff



Equipe(s) organisatrice(s) / Organizing team(s): 

  • Astrophysique à Haute Energie