NPAC (Nuclear/Particle/Astro/Cosmo) Forums
Organized by: Prof. Lu Lu
Events on Thursday, November 10th, 2016
- The AMS experiment on the International Space Station after 5 years in Space
- Time: 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
- Place: 5280 Chamberlin Hall
- Speaker: Valerio Vagelli, University of Perugia
- Abstract: AMS-02 is a cosmic ray detector operating on the International Space Station since May 2011.
The main goals of the AMS mission are the detection of primordial antimatter and indirect Dark Matter signatures in the fluxes of cosmic rays through the accurate measurement of their composition and energy spectra up to the TeV scale.
The most recent AMS results and the consequent potential advances in the current understanding of cosmic ray origin, acceleration and propagation physics will be reviewed.
- Host: Vandenbroucke