Jan 9 – 13, 2023
Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María
Chile/Continental timezone

SWGO: The Southern Wide-field of view Gamma-ray Observatory

Jan 12, 2023, 9:05 AM
Building T (Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María)

Building T

Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

Avda. España 1680, Valparaíso, Chile
Plenary Astroparticles Plenary session Thursday Morning 1


Dr Claudio Dib (Federico Santa Maria Technical University (CL))


The Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO) will be a new extensive air shower array in South America for the observation of VHE (very high energy) to UHE (ultra high energy) gamma rays. The SWGO Collaboration is currently engaged in the design work and the site selection towards the construction of this future facility. SWGO will use an array of water Cherenkov-based particle detectors to provide a wide field and high duty cycle view of the southern sky in Gamma Rays, complementing CTA and the existing particle arrays of the Northern Hemisphere, such as HAWC and LHAASO. In this talk, we will give an overview of the status of the project, which has a strong contingent of Latin American participation, with candidate sites in Argentina, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. We will also talk about performance expectations and the science goals of the Observatory.

Primary author

Dr Claudio Dib (Federico Santa Maria Technical University (CL))

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