Title: "The ALTO gamma-ray observatory: An array of water tanks for very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy in the Southern hemisphere"
ALTO is a wide field-of-view air shower detector array proposed for very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy in the Southern Hemisphere. It will be a hybrid detector array consisting of around a thousand water tanks (water Cherenkov detectors) and scintillation detectors to detect air showers induced by very-high-energy gamma rays in the Earth’s atmosphere. It is designed to attain a lower energy threshold, better angular resolution and improved sensitivity with respect to the existing HAWC experiment in Mexico. In this seminar, I will talk about the various science goals of ALTO, the design study and expected performance of the array based on Monte-Carlo simulations, a prototype array that is currently being developed in the campus of Linnaeus University and future plans of the project.
Seminarierum, seminar room, Seminarie- och biblioteksbyggnad, Onsala rymdobservatorium