15-17 April 2015
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Introduction to the AMS Experiment

15 Apr 2015, 09:00
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


385 Route de Meyrin 1217 Meyrin Geneva Switzerland
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Prof. Samuel Ting (Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (US))


Following the pioneering experiments (ATIC, BESS, CREAM, HEAT, PAMELA, …), using a magnetic spectrometer (AMS) on ISS is a unique way to provide precision long term measurements of primordial high energy charged cosmic rays. AMS was installed on the Station in May 2011. Up to now, 60 billion events have been collected. 40 billion events have been partially analysed. AMS is scheduled to be on the Station until at least 2024. By then AMS will have collected close to 200 billion events. The detector properties and the analysis methods will be introduced.

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