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Jul 4 – 11, 2012
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
Australia/Melbourne timezone
ICHEP2012 - 36th International Conference for High Energy Physics

Selected results from the ARGO-YBJ experiment

Jul 7, 2012, 2:45 PM
15m
Room 216 (Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre)

Room 216

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne Australia
Parallel Sessions Track 11. Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology Room 216 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology -TR11

Speaker

Dr Paolo Camarri (University of Roma Tor Vergata)

Description

The ARGO-YBJ experiment is an unconventional air-shower array designed for studying astronomical gamma-ray sources at energy greater than few hundred GeV and cosmic-ray physics at energy greater than about 1 TeV. The detector fulfils the requirements to achieve such goals thanks to its high-altitude location, 4300 meters a.s.l. on the Tibet plateau, and to its structure: a full-coverage layer of Resistive Plate Chambers (RPCs) covering a surface of 78 x 74 m^2, surrounded by a guard ring of RPCs enclosing a total surface of about 11000 m^2. ARGO-YBJ has been running with the complete layout since November 2007, collecting about 4 x 10^11 events. The main results obtained by ARGO-YBJ, namely the cosmic-ray anisotropy, the monitoring of gamma-ray sources and the limit on the antiproton-proton ratio in the primary cosmic radiation, will be discussed.

Primary author

Dr Paolo Camarri (University of Roma Tor Vergata)

Presentation materials