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4th Annual Conference on High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa

HEASA 2016 - (other heasa conferences)
January 13th, 2016
South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO), Cape Town, South Africa
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HEASA 2016 is the fourth conference in the annual series "High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa". Its goal is to bring together scientists from the southern African region, the African continent, and around the world, with an interest in high-energy astrophysical phenomena. Topics discussed include theoretical, multi-wavelength and multi-messenger observational aspects of active galactic nuclei, galaxy systems, gamma-ray bursts, X-ray/gamma-ray binaries, supernovae and supernova remnants, neutron stars, pulsars and pulsar wind nebulae, cataclysmic variables, and modern aspects of astro-particle physics.

 

 

Neil Gehrels (b. October 3, 1952, d. February 6, 2017)

We are deeply saddened that Neil Gehrels, a pioneer in gamma-ray astronomy and an invited speaker at HEASA 2016, passed away on February 6, 2017 at his home in Maryland, USA.  Neil was well known for his leadership role in space-based gamma-ray observatories, especially as the Project Scientist of NASA’s Swift mission.  He also lent support to many ground-based robotic optical telescopes across the world to promptly follow up on gamma-ray bursts and other transient events.

Neil accepted immediately when he was invited to give a talk at the HEASA 2016 conference in Cape Town. We are very fortunate indeed that he managed to travel to South Africa and give a wonderful talk.  His absence will be felt dearly among the space-based astronomy community as well as ground-based transient follow-up communities across the world.  This is indeed a great loss for us.

Sessions
Transients I (Chair: S Razzaque)
Transients II (Chair: B van Soelen)
Supernova Remnants (Chair: B van Soelen)
Astropartical Physics and Cosmology (Chair: Iu Sushch)
AGN I (Chair: M Bottcher)
AGN II (Chair: M Backes)
Multiwavelength Observations (Chair: D Buckley)
X-Ray Binaries I (Chair: D Buckley)
X-Ray Binaries II (Chair: A Chen)
X-Ray Binaries III (Chair: P Meintjes)
Pulsars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae (Chair: P Meintjes)
Transients I (Chair: S Razzaque)
GRBs in the Era of Rapid Response Telescopes
PoS(HEASA 2016)001 pdf J.K. Cannizzo and N. Gehrels
Transient Observations with the Watcher Robotic Telescope
PoS(HEASA 2016)002 file missing L. Hanlon
Modeling GeV to Very High Energy Emission from Long GRBs
PoS(HEASA 2016)003 pdf J. Joshi and S. Razzaque
Fermi Observations of the Bright LAT GRB 160625B
PoS(HEASA 2016)004 pdf F.F. Dirirsa and on behalf of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration
Transients II (Chair: B van Soelen)
Gamma-Gamma Absorption in Gamma-Ray Burst Environments
PoS(HEASA 2016)005 pdf attachments L. Dreyer and M. Böttcher
Challenges for GW detection and the GW astronomy perspectives
PoS(HEASA 2016)006 file missing N. Bishop
Binary Black Hole Merger Rates from the Ultra-Luminous X-Ray Source Progenitors
PoS(HEASA 2016)007 file missing S. Razzaque
Supernova Remnants (Chair: B van Soelen)
High-Energy Observations of Supernova remnants
PoS(HEASA 2016)008 file missing N. Komin
Astropartical Physics and Cosmology (Chair: Iu Sushch)
Multi-wavelength emissions from dark matter annihilation processes in galaxy clusters using cosmological simulations
PoS(HEASA 2016)009 pdf R.R. Mekuria, S. Colafrancesco, A. Faltenbacher and P. Marchegiani
Multi-frequency search for Dark Matter: the role of HESS, CTA, and SKA
PoS(HEASA 2016)010 pdf G. Beck and S. Colafrancesco
The effects of EBL inhomogeneity on the gamma-gamma absorption of VHE gamma-rays
PoS(HEASA 2016)011 pdf H. Abdalla and M. Böttcher
The origin of radio relics in galaxy clusters: a combined $\gamma$ and radio wavelength analysis.
PoS(HEASA 2016)012 pdf C.M. Paulo, S. Colafrancesco and P. Marchegiani
Shock Acceleration in the Cluster of Galaxies ACO2163
PoS(HEASA 2016)013 pdf N. Mhlahlo, L. Guennou and L. Feretti
The SZ Effect and its Polarization at High Energies
PoS(HEASA 2016)014 file missing M.S. Emritte, S. Colafrancesco and P. Marchegiani
Gravitational light bending prevents gamma-gamma absorption in gravitational lenses
PoS(HEASA 2016)015 pdf H. Thiersen and M. Böttcher
AGN I (Chair: M Bottcher)
Multi-wavelength Behavior of Blazars: Combined Order and Disorder
PoS(HEASA 2016)016 pdf A. Marscher
Connection between VHE events and parsec-scale jet behavior in the TeV quasars 1222+216
PoS(HEASA 2016)017 pdf S.G. Jorstad, A. Marscher, I.S. Troitskiy, V.M. Larionov, D.A. Morozova and M.A. Gurwell
Prospects for very high energy observations of Starburst/Seyfert galaxies
PoS(HEASA 2016)018 pdf A. Chen, N. Shafi and S. Colafrancesco
Characterising the Fermi-LAT BCUs: Optical Spectroscopy and Neural Networks
PoS(HEASA 2016)019 pdf B. van Soelen, J. Marais, R. Britto, G. Chiaro, L. Klindt, P. Meintjes and D. Salvetti
Modeling the Synchrotron Emission of AGN with Grid-Based Hydrodynamic Simulations
PoS(HEASA 2016)020 pdf I. van der Westhuizen, B. van Soelen and P. Meintjes
Observations of Flaring Fermi-LAT Blazars and Prospects in Spectro-Polarimetry with SALT-RSS
PoS(HEASA 2016)021 pdf R. Britto, J. Marais, P. Meintjes, B. van Soelen, M. Böttcher, D. Buckley, S. Crawford and A. Rajoelimanana
AGN II (Chair: M Backes)
Robopol : Optical polarisation monitoring of blazars
PoS(HEASA 2016)022 pdf E. Angelakis, D.A. Blinov, M. Böttcher, T. Hovatta, S. Kiehlmann, I. Myserlis, V. Pavlidou and J.A. Zensus
The Optical Polarization Variability of PKS 2155-304: Correlations at Low and High Energies
PoS(HEASA 2016)023 pdf N. Pekeur, R. Taylor and R.C. Kraan-Korteweg
Multiwavelength Signatures of Shocks in Relativistic Jets
PoS(HEASA 2016)024 pdf M. Böttcher, M. Baring and E. Summerlin
Multiwavelength Observations (Chair: D Buckley)
Synergies between radio astronomy, Intensive Data challenges and scientific output strategies
PoS(HEASA 2016)025 file missing R. Taylor
The VOICE Survey : VST Optical Imaging of the CDFS and ES1 Fields
PoS(HEASA 2016)026 pdf M. Vaccari, G. Covone, M. Radovich, A. Grado, L. Limatola, M.T. Botticella, E. Cappellaro, M. Paolillo, G. Pignata, D. De Cicco, S. Falocco, L. Marchetti, M. Brescia, S. Cavuoti, G. Longo, M. Capaccioli, N. Napolitano and P. Schipani
SALT Observations of High Energy Sources
PoS(HEASA 2016)027 file missing T. Williams
MeerLICHT: An Update
PoS(HEASA 2016)028 file missing K. Paterson
The African Millimetre Telescope
PoS(HEASA 2016)029 pdf M. Backes, C. Müller, J.E. Conway, R. Deane, R. Evans, H. Falcke, R. Fraga-Encinas, C. Goddi, M. Klein Wolt, T.P. Krichbaum, G. MacLeod, V.A.R.M. Ribeiro, F. Roelofs, Z.Q. Shen and H.J. van Langevelde
X-Ray Binaries I (Chair: D Buckley)
Cataclysmic variables: New frontiers in multi-wavelength research
PoS(HEASA 2016)030 pdf A. Odendaal and P. Meintjes
X-Ray Binaries II (Chair: A Chen)
X-Ray Binary Systems – A Cauldron of Physical Processes
PoS(HEASA 2016)031 pdf F. Giovannelli
Magnetic reconnection and transient phenomena in accretion driven systems
PoS(HEASA 2016)032 pdf P. Meintjes and N. Co-authors
Time Resolved Polarimetry of the First White Dwarf Pulsar
PoS(HEASA 2016)033 file missing D. Buckley
A Multiwavelength Survey of the Magellanic Clouds
PoS(HEASA 2016)034 file missing T. Joseph
A Luminous Gamma-ray Binary in the Large Magellanic Cloud
PoS(HEASA 2016)035 file missing L. Townsend
Multi-Wavelength Properties of Be/XRay Binaries in the Magellanic Clouds
PoS(HEASA 2016)036 pdf A. Rajoelimanana, P. Meintjes and P. Charles
X-Ray Binaries III (Chair: P Meintjes)
The Impact of Gamma-Gamma Absorption on the Observed TeV Light Curve from PSR B1259-63/LS2883
PoS(HEASA 2016)037 file missing I. Sushch
Exploring the Kozai-Lidov Effect in a Gamma-Ray Binary
PoS(HEASA 2016)038 file missing V. McBride
Orbitally Modulated High Energy Emission from Millisecond Pulsar Binaries
PoS(HEASA 2016)039 file missing Z. Wadiasingh
Pulsars and Pulsar Wind Nebulae (Chair: P Meintjes)
New Advances in the Modelling of Pulsar Magnetospheres
PoS(HEASA 2016)040 pdf C. Venter
Identifying the brightest galactic globular clusters for future observations by H.E.S.S. and CTA
PoS(HEASA 2016)041 file missing H. Ndiyavala
High-energy pulsar light curves in an offset polar cap B-field geometry
PoS(HEASA 2016)042 pdf M. Barnard, C. Venter and A.K. Harding
A Spatio-Temporal and EnergyDependent PWN Model
PoS(HEASA 2016)043 file missing C. van Rensuburg