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01/09/2018

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Joint Astrophysical Colloquium

Primordial Black Holes and other Transient events seen with Very-High-Energy Gamma-ray eyes

Rubén López-Coto (INFN-Padova)

Thursday 08/10/2020 @ 11:30, Google Hangouts Meet

The Very High Energy gamma-ray sky has the characteristic of being extreme not only in the energy of the photons, but also in the speed at which it varies. Events like gamma-ray bursts, fast radio bursts and gravitational waves need for a fast response not only of the telescopes, but also of the analysis systems processing the data to repoint the telescopes and send alerts. The future Very High Energy gamma-ray Observatory that will work for the next decades is the Cherenkov Telescope Array and the telescopes that will be dominating the transient sky are the Large Sized Telescopes (LSTs) with an energy threshold as low as 20 GeV. In this talk I'll give an overview of the transient capabilities of the LST, with special focus on the hunt for the dying flashes of Primordial Black Holes. I will also describe the analysis software used for data processing, including the Science Alert Generator, lead by INAF Bologna, that is currently being commissioned using the LST-1 as testbench.