July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
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LAGO: the Latin American Giant Observatory

Aug 3, 2015, 3:45 PM
15m
World Forum Theater (World Forum)

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Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution CR-EX Parallel CR13 EX EAS

Speaker

Sergio Dasso (IAFE - CONICET - UBA)

Description

The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) is an extended cosmic ray observatory composed by a network of water-Cherenkov detectors (WCDs) spanning over different sites located at significantly different altitudes (from sea level up to more than $5000$\,m a.s.l.) and latitudes across Latin America, covering a huge range of geomagnetic rigidity cut-offs and atmospheric absorption/reaction levels. This detection network is designed to measure the temporal evolution of the radiation flux at ground level with extreme detail. The LAGO project is mainly oriented to perform basic research in three branches: high energy phenomena, space weather and atmospheric radiation at ground level. LAGO is built and operated by the LAGO Collaboration, a non-centralized collaborative union of more than 30 institutions from ten countries, and is aiming at developing Astroparticle Physics in Latin America. In this work, the several scientific and academic programs that are conducted within the LAGO framework, its present status and future perspectives will be described.
Collaboration LAGO
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 713

Primary author

Hernan Asorey (Comision Nacional de Energia Atomica)

Co-author

Sergio Dasso (IAFE - CONICET - UBA)

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