New Results from AMS-02 on the International Space Station and perspectives for AMS-100 at Lagrange Point 2
DateFriday November 26, 2021
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schael,
RWTH Aachen University
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, AMS-02, is a general-purpose high-energy particle physics detector. It was installed on the International Space Station in May 2011 to conduct a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space.
In 10 years AMS-02 has continuously collected data from more than 180 billion cosmic rays. The AMS-02 precision measurements have revealed new and distinct information that change our understanding of the production, acceleration and propagation of charged cosmic rays.
The measurements of the cosmic ray positron and anti-proton fluxes are particular sensitive to new effects, like dark matter annihilation. The most important scientific results of AMS-02 will be summarized and with AMS-100 the perspectives for this exciting field of research beyond 2028 will be discussed.