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The 2009 Fermi Symposium

Fermi-LAT Observations of Young Supernova Remnants

Stefan Funk, SLAC


Supernova remnants (SNRs) are generally thought to be responsible for the acceleration of Cosmic rays through Shock acceleration. In particular gamma-ray observations of young Supernova remnants can provide detailed insights into particle acceleration in shock waves. Here I will present results on Fermi-LAT observations of young supernova remnants which might help to distinguish between radiating particle populations in these objects.