Astroparticle Physics in Space with Cosmic Rays

Specific Seminar - Curriculum 1
27 March 2024
Start time 
4:00 pm
National PhD Programme - Space Science and Technology - SST
Target audience: 
University community
Contact person: 
Prof. Carlo Baccigalupi
Contact details: 
National PhD in Space Science and Technology - Secretariat
+39 0461 281504


Prof. Roberto Battiston, Department of Physics, University of Trento


The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a state of the art Cosmic Ray magnetic detector operating on the International Space Station (ISS) since may 2011, performing a continuous, direct measurement of Cosmic Ray flux and composition in the rigidity range, R = p/Ze, O(1GV ) - O(1TV). The large statistics collected during 13  years of operation, more than 1.5 1011 particles, together with the excellent particle identification provided by the instruments, allows for the precise study of the spectra of all Cosmic Ray species (p, He, Li, Be, B, C, N, O . . . and e), and begins the exploration of the rare antimatter components (p ̄,e+ ,anti-D, anti-He3, anti-He4...), which can be used as probes to search for new physics phenomena. We review the results obtained from the data collected so far, the perspectives of the ongoing analyses and of the forthcoming 10 years of data taking on the ISS.

Online Attendance

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Meeting ID: 436 351 3193
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The Trento International School on Observation of the Earth and of the Universe (TISOEU) is an educational facility focused on the Sciences of the Earth and the Universe. It realizes initiatives for the scientific community, for undergraduate and doctoral students, as well as for stakeholders.