Identification of High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources And Source Populations in the Era of Deep All-Sky Coverage

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A large fraction of the anticipated source detections by the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST-LAT) will initially be unidentified. We argue that traditional approaches to identify individuals and/or populations of gamma ray sources will encounter procedural limitations. Those limitations are discussed on the background of source identifications from EGRET observations. Generally, our ability to classify (faint) source populations in the anticipated GLAST dataset with the required degree of statistical confidence will be hampered by sheer source wealth. A new paradigm for achieving the classification of gamma ray source populations is discussed.

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Reimer, Olaf & Torres, Diego F. April 17, 2007.

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A large fraction of the anticipated source detections by the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST-LAT) will initially be unidentified. We argue that traditional approaches to identify individuals and/or populations of gamma ray sources will encounter procedural limitations. Those limitations are discussed on the background of source identifications from EGRET observations. Generally, our ability to classify (faint) source populations in the anticipated GLAST dataset with the required degree of statistical confidence will be hampered by sheer source wealth. A new paradigm for achieving the classification of gamma ray source populations is discussed.

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  • Journal Name: Submitted to Astrophys.Space Sci.; Conference: To appear in the proceedings of The Multi-Messenger Approach to Unidentified Gamma-Ray Sources: 3rd Workshop on the Nature of Unidentified High-Energy Sources, Barcelona, Spain, 4-7 Jul 2006

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Reimer, Olaf & Torres, Diego F. Identification of High Energy Gamma-Ray Sources And Source Populations in the Era of Deep All-Sky Coverage, article, April 17, 2007; [Menlo Park, California]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890821/: accessed April 25, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.