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July 2010: The VERITAS collaboration is deeply saddened by the recent death of Simon Swordy. Simon was a leading light of VERITAS, a dear friend and an esteemed colleague. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family. 

See the University of Chicago press release here.

We invite you to post stories or remembrances of Simon here

A memorial for Simon will be held at the University of Chicago on November 18/19, see here

 

 

 

 

 


 

2010-Jul-26: A painting of the VERITAS site, presented to Trevor Weekes by the artist Art Dahlstrand (photo credit: Steve Criswell).

 

                                                                                 VERITAS painting presentation

 

Here's a close-up of the painting (photo credit: Steve Criswell); click on the picture for a larger image. 

                                                                            Dahl Strand painting

 

 


 

2010-Apr-09: VERITAS & MAGIC jointly publish an Astronomers' Telegram announcing strong flaring in VHE gamma rays from the AGN M87.

Astronomer's Telegram here .

 


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2010-Jun-10: An update on recent VERITAS SNR and PWN results, including the discovey of VHE emission from Tycho's Supernova Remnant (G120.1+1.4). 

 

 

 


 

2010-Mar-17: VERITAS published an Astronomers' Telegram announcing the discovery of VHE emission from 1FGL J0648.8+1516

Astronomer's Telegram here .