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Prospects for radio observations of Particle-Accelerating Colliding-Wind Binaries with the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope

Oct 12, 2018, 12:30 PM
Meridian Room (Royal Observatory of Belgium)

Meridian Room

Royal Observatory of Belgium

Ringlaan 3, 1180 Brussels, Belgium
Contributed Talk 3.2. Data & Science with other telescopes of interest 3. Data & Science with other telescopes of interest


Dr Michaël De Becker (STAR, Liège University)


Synchrotron radiation identified in the radio domain for several tens of binary systems made of massive stars provides compelling evidence that a particle acceleration process is at work in these objects, hence their Particle-Accelerating Colliding-Wind Binaries (PACWB) status. Measurements of the synchrotron radio emission allow to investigate the non-thermal physics and to derive some of their properties. In this context, it is worth investigating the expectations from longer wavelengths such as those measured by the Giant Metrewave Radio Telescope (GMRT) in India, in complementarity with the most abundant measurements at centimetric wavelengths obtained with other radio observatories such as the Very Large Array (VLA) or the Australia Telescope Compact Array (ATCA). This talk will outline such expectations and address the issue of the underlying physics in its appropriate context.

Primary author

Dr Michaël De Becker (STAR, Liège University)


Dr Ishwara Chandra (NCRA-TIFR, Pune, India) Prof. Paula Benaglia (Universidad Nacionale de La Plata, Argentina)

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