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35 Years of Ground-Based Gamma-ray Astronomy

Chadwick, Paula (2021) '35 Years of Ground-Based Gamma-ray Astronomy.', Universe, 7 (11). p. 432.


This paper provides a brief, personal account of the development of ground-based gamma-ray astronomy, primarily over the last 35 years, with some digressions into the earlier history of the field. Ideas related to the imaging of Cherenkov events and the potential for the use of arrays were in existence for some time before the technical expertise required for their exploitation emerged. There has been occasional controversy, great creativity and some heroic determination—all of it part of establishing a new window into the universe.

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Publisher statement:© 2021 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (https:// 4.0/).
Date accepted:14 October 2021
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Date of first online publication:21 November 2021
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