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5th Annual Conference on High Energy Astrophysics in Southern Africa

HEASA2017 - (other heasa conferences)
4-6 October 2017
University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), South Africa

HEASA 2017 is the fifth 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 gravitational wave astrophysics, cosmology, theoretical astrophysics, 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.

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Sessions
Wednesday, 4 October: Session a: Gravitational Waves and Transient Sources
Wednesday, 4 October: Session b: Cosmology and Galaxy Clusters
Wednesday, 4 October: Session c: AGN I
Wednesday, 4 October: Session d: AGN II
Wednesday, 4 October: Session e: Pulsars I
Thursday, 5 October: Session a: Pulsars II and Pulsar Wind Nebulae
Friday, 6 October : Session a: Astroparticle Physics
Friday, 6 October: Session b: Binary Systems I
Friday, 6 October: Session c: Binary Systems II
Wednesday, 4 October: Session a: Gravitational Waves and Transient Sources
Current status of gravitational wave observations
PoS(HEASA2017)001 pdf N. Bishop
Correlation between intrinsic peak luminosity and spectral peak energy for energetic Fermi GRBs
PoS(HEASA2017)002 pdf F.F. Dirirsa and S. Razzaque
Multi-wavelength observations of the unusual soft X-ray transient ASASSN-16oh
PoS(HEASA2017)003 pdf A. Rajoelimanana, P. Charles, D. Buckley and P. Meintjes
SALT observations of X-ray transients
PoS(HEASA2017)004 pdf D. Buckley, P. Charles, A. Rajoelimanana and L. Townsend
Wednesday, 4 October: Session b: Cosmology and Galaxy Clusters
Cosmology now (Invited Talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)005 file missing Y.Z. Ma
Studying the dark matter annihilation in galaxy clusters through radio and gravitational lensing measures
PoS(HEASA2017)006 pdf P. Marchegiani and S. Colafrancesco
Observations and analysis of the diffuse radio emissions in Abell 1682 galaxy cluster
PoS(HEASA2017)007 file missing N. Khanye
Analysis of differential observations of the cosmological radio background : studying the SZE-21cm
PoS(HEASA2017)008 pdf C.M. Takalana, S. Colafrancesco and P. Marchegiani
Wednesday, 4 October: Session c: AGN I
Multi-wavelength and multi-messenger modelling of blazars (Invited Talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)009 file missing S. Gao
Centaurus A: Hard X-ray and soft gamma-ray lightcurve correlation
PoS(HEASA2017)010 pdf I.D. Davids, M. Böttcher and M. Backes
Some things change, some don’t. An exploration of Seyfert galaxy luminosity changes over a generation
PoS(HEASA2017)011 pdf H. Winkler
Hydrodynamic instabilities as a source of variability in AGN jets.
PoS(HEASA2017)012 pdf I. van der Westhuizen, B. van Soelen and P. Meintjes
Studies of optical/gamma-ray flares of blazar 4C+01.02: recent updates from the 2016-2017 observations
PoS(HEASA2017)013 pdf R. Britto, on behalf of the Fermi-LAT Collaboration, M. Böttcher, H. Schutte, A. Falcone, J.P. Marais, B.V. Soelen and D. Buckley
Wednesday, 4 October: Session d: AGN II
Searching for new TeV blazars in the 3rd Fermi-LAT catalogue of hard gamma-ray sources
PoS(HEASA2017)014 pdf J.P. Marais and B. van Soelen
Investigating the long-term variability of blazars
PoS(HEASA2017)015 file missing H. Thiersen
Modelling the spectral energy distribution and polarization of Active Galactic Nuclei
PoS(HEASA2017)016 file missing H. Schutte
Anisotropic particle acceleration in relativistic shear layers
PoS(HEASA2017)017 file missing M. Böttcher
Wednesday, 4 October: Session e: Pulsars I
Assessment of a statistical approach towards constraining pulsar geometry via multiband light curve fitting
PoS(HEASA2017)018 pdf T. Bezuidenhout, C. Venter, A. Seyffert and A.K. Harding
The rich complexity of millisecond pulsar binaries
PoS(HEASA2017)019 file missing Z. Wadiasingh
Thursday, 5 October: Session a: Pulsars II and Pulsar Wind Nebulae
Resolved Millisecond Pulsars are Consistent with the Galactic Center Excess (Invited Talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)020 pdf H. Ploeg, C. Gordon, R. Crocker and O. Macias
Observational developments in pulsar science
PoS(HEASA2017)021 file missing C. Venter
Modelling energy-dependent pulsar light curves due to curvature radiation
PoS(HEASA2017)022 pdf M. Barnard, C. Venter, A.K. Harding and C. Kalapotharakos
Study of the Very High Energy emission of the Pulsar Wind Nebula in MSH 15-5 2
PoS(HEASA2017)023 pdf M. Tsirou, Y.A. Gallant, R. Terrier, R. Zanin and H.E.S.S. Collaboration
Simultaneous spectral and spatial modelling of young pulsar wind nebulae
PoS(HEASA2017)024 pdf C. van Rensuburg, C. Venter and P. Kruger
Friday, 6 October : Session a: Astroparticle Physics
Antares & KM3Net (Invited talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)025 file missing P. Piattelli
One and two dimensional interpolation schemes of atmospheric muon neutrino flux models
PoS(HEASA2017)026 pdf L.S. Miranda Palacios and S. Razzaque
Using Gravitational Wave Observations to Probe Quantum Gravity
PoS(HEASA2017)027 pdf J. Tarrant and S. Colafrancesco
Why the universe is unexpectedly transparent to very high energy gamma rays
PoS(HEASA2017)028 pdf H. Abdalla and M. Böttcher
Astroparticle physics with liquid noble gas detectors (Invited Talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)029 file missing J. Pienaar
Gamma rays and the LHC inspired dark matter
PoS(HEASA2017)030 pdf G. Beck and S. Colafrancesco
Friday, 6 October: Session b: Binary Systems I
Gamma-ray binaries: binary systems dominated by their gamma-ray emission (Invited Talk)
PoS(HEASA2017)031 pdf B. van Soelen
The orbit of 1FGL J1018.6-5856
PoS(HEASA2017)032 file missing I. Monageng
Discovery of VHE gamma-ray emission from the binary system LMC P3
PoS(HEASA2017)033 file missing N. Komin
New BeXBs in the Large Magellanic Cloud
PoS(HEASA2017)034 file missing J. van Jaarsveld
Re-awakening of GRS 1716-249 after 23 years, observed by Swif / XRT and NuSTAR
PoS(HEASA2017)035 file missing S. Chandra
Friday, 6 October: Session c: Binary Systems II
Investigating the circumstellar disk of the companion to GX 304-1
PoS(HEASA2017)036 file missing R. Le Roux
A new intermediate mass X-ray binary
PoS(HEASA2017)037 file missing V. McBride
Eta Carinae: A multi-messenger source
PoS(HEASA2017)039 pdf S. Razzaque
Magnetic white dwarfs in close binaries as potential gamma-ray sources in the CTA era
PoS(HEASA2017)038 file missing P. Meintjes
Multi-wavelength follow-up studies of eruptive cataclysmic variables in the MeerKAT and CTA era
PoS(HEASA2017)040 pdf H. Szegedi, A. Odendaal and P. Meintjes