VERITAS at Barnard College and Columbia University


Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System

VERITAS, the Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System, is a TeV gamma-ray observatory located in Southern Arizona. VERITAS, which came online as a full array in Fall 2007, comprises four 12m-diameter imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes. VERITAS features high sensitivity over a wide range of energies (from 100 GeV to > 30 TeV). This TeV observatory effectively complements the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope

The VERITAS Group at Barnard College and Columbia Univeristy in New York is part of the VERITAS collaboration, which operates the most sensitive instrument for detecting TeV gamma-rays in the Northern Hemisphere. The VERITAS Group at Barnard College, led by Reshmi Mukherjee, consists of undergraduate students from Barnard, graduate students from Columbia and post-doctoral research scientists. The Barnard Group works in close collaboration with the independent VERITAS Group at Nevis Labs and Columbia University, led by Brian Humensky. Together, we carry out scientific research with the VERITAS array on galactic and extragalactic sources in the various energy ranges from the GeV with Fermi to the TeV with VERITAS.


VERITAS research at Barnard College & Columbia University is supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation