​Satyendra Thoudam: The ALTO gamma-ray project

​Satyendra Thoudam, Forskarassistent, Linnéuniversitetet

Title: "​The ALTO gamma-ray observatory: An array of water tanks for very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy in the Southern hemisphere"


​Abstrakt: 
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.​
Kategori Seminarium
Plats: Seminarierum, seminar room, Seminarie- och biblioteksbyggnad, Onsala rymdobservatorium
Tid: 2018-05-16 10:30
Sluttid: 2018-05-16 12:00

Publicerad: ti 30 jan 2018. Ändrad: fr 04 maj 2018