The Innermost Regions of Relativistic Jets and Their Magnetic Fields. Granada (Spain). June 10th-14th, 2013.

Racero, Elena

Broadband Long-Term Variability of VHE Blazars: the case of Mrk421.


Author list: Elena Racero and Ignacio de la Calle


In recent years, more and more focus has been placed in broadband studies of blazars as a way to understand the mechanisms responsible for the acceleration of ultra-relativistic particles in these objects. The proposed work aims at addressing these questions by studying the long-term lightcurve of TeV Blazars by putting together archive multiwavelength data of a small sample of TeV Blazars. The study will focus on variability studies over different timescales and the dependence of this variability with parameters such as flux and energy.

This work is still in progress, and ultimately, the aim is to provide a systematic study of the variability of Blazars by first applying statistical tools to the case of the TeV Blazar Mrk421, and then by further extending this work to other Blazars in order to infer their physical properties from a statistical context.