18-22 June 2018
Hotel Vittorio, Portopalo di Capo Passero (SR) - Italy
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Highest energy neutrino in ICECUBE (hundred TeV or PeVs) suggested since five years the birth of a Neutrino Astronomy. However the possible pollution by atmospheric neutrino signals, in particular prompt charmed ones, might offuscate the ability to discover the main astrophysical UHE neutrino sources. Indeed up to now no AGN or GRB or galactic sharp signal have detected. A possible guaranteed, ... More
Presented by Prof. Daniele FARGION
The equation of state (EoS) of nuclear matter is one of the key issues in understanding the internal structure of neutron stars (NS), the remnants of massive stellar collapses. They populate the plane of our Galaxy, isolated or in binary systems, and play a crucial role in the indirect (Hulse & Taylor 1975) and direct (Abbott et al. 2017a) testing of the existence of gravitational waves (GWs). Th ... More
Presented by Giuseppina Fiorella BURGIO
With the observation of the first electromagnetic counterpart of Gravitational Wave (GW) transient GW170817, the potential of multi-messenger astronomy has been clearly demonstrated. In its full configuration, the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory will be capable of rapidly covering the regions localized by future GW observations with sufficient sensitivity at very high-energy gamma r ... More
Presented by Tristano DI GIROLAMO
The ANTARES deep sea neutrino telescope, anchored on the seabed of the Mediterranean Sea, has been continuously taking data for more than ten years. Thanks to its excellent angular resolution in both the muon channel induced by muon neutrinos and the cascade channel induced by interactions of neutrinos of all flavours ANTARES has very large sensitivity for neutrino source searches in the Southern ... More
Presented by Vladimir KULIKOVSKIY
Within the framework of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) observatory, the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) is leading the “Astrofisica con Specchi a Tecnologia Replicante Italiana” (ASTRI) Project mainly devoted to the definition and development of a set of small-size class telescopes under dual-mirror optical design (SST-2M) for the CTA southern site. The prototype of suc ... More
Presented by Pierluca SANGIORGI
The discovery of cosmic neutrinos by IceCube in 2013 gave to the field of high-energy neutrino astronomy a new exciting momentum. IceCube and ANTARES detectors, respectively in the ice of the South Pole and in the French deep-water of the Mediterranean Sea, are providing high-quality data and have become an important component of multi-messenger astronomy. New cubic kilometer size detectors are al ... More
Presented by Emanuele LEONORA
This work investigates the importance of Work-Based Learning experiences of Italian high school students and how some extracurricular basic knowledge may influence the student's intrinsic motivation. The Italian model, named Alternation School-Work, highlights the partnership between schools and workplaces or real life situations. So that, we consider the experience of about 120 students of 3 dif ... More
Several projects and already-operative observatories aimed at detecting High Energy Cosmic Rays (HECR) are/will be equipped with instruments to monitor the atmosphere. Since cloud presence can affect the night-time indirect measurements of the HECRs and Cherenkov radiation, it is crucial to know the meteorological conditions during the observation period of the HECR detectors. Several meteorologic ... More
Presented by Anna ANZALONE
The gamma-ray satellite AGILE, launched on 2007, has just completed its eleventh year of operations in orbit. The main on-board instrument is the gamma-ray imaging detector (GRID) sensitive to gamma-rays in the energy range 30 MeV--30 GeV. The GRID is composed by the gamma-ray silicon tracker, the mini-calorimeter (MCAL) and the anti-coincidence (AC) system for particle background rejection. Si ... More
Presented by Paolo Walter CATTANEO
CSES (China Seismo-Electromagnetic Satellite) is a scientific mission dedicated to monitoring electromagnetic field, plasma and particles perturbations of atmosphere and inner Van Allen belts caused by solar and terrestrial phenomena and to the study of the low energy component of the cosmic rays. The satellite hosts several instruments onboard: two magnetometers, an electrical field detector, a ... More
Presented by Giuseppe OSTERIA, Dr. VALENTINA SCOTTI
Deuterons are the most abundant secondary light isotopes among cosmic rays (CR) and thus are an extremely sensitive tool to test and constrain cosmic ray propagation models. Another important feature of the deuteron component of CR is the particularly low threshold of the proton-proton fusion reaction, one of the most important contributors of the sub-GeV deuteron abundance, an energy range acce ... More
Presented by Mr. Francesco DIMICCOLI
The surface detector (SD) of the Pierre Auger Observatory is sensitive to neutrinos at energies in the 100 PeV to 100 EeV range. This sensitivity, together with its large acceptance, makes it a complementary detector to other neutrino telescopes, which have their peak sensitivities at lower energies. The neutrino-induced air showers that the SD of the Pierre Auger Observatory is sensitive to ... More
Presented by Mr. Michael SCHIMP
A few years from now, the HERD (High Energy Cosmic Radiation Detection) detector will be installed on the China's Space Station. The main science objectives of HERD are searching dark matter particle, study of cosmic ray chemical composition up to the knee and high energy gamma-ray observations. The main constraints imposed on HERD are: total weight less than around 2 tons and total power consu ... More
Presented by Paolo Walter CATTANEO
Detection of gamma rays and cosmic rays from the annihilation or decay of dark matter particles is a promising method for identifying dark matter, understanding its intrinsic properties, and mapping its distribution in the universe. I will review recent results from the Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope and other space-based experiments, and highlight the constraints these currently place on particl ... More
Presented by Aldo MORSELLI
Silicon Photomultipliers are particularly suitable as optical units of Imaging Air Cherenkov Telescopes to detect the fast and low-intensity Cherenkov signal emitted by high energy atmospheric showers. The third generation of high density NUV SiPMs (NUV-HD3) produced by Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) in collaboration with INFN have been used to equip optical modules intended to be integrated on a ... More
Presented by Valerio VAGELLI
The multimessenger astronomy era has begun: combined measurement of gravitational waves, gammas and high-energy cosmic rays and neutrinos provide unprecedented tools to understand the birth and evolution of cosmic sources. Hundred kilometres South West off Capo Passero, Sicily the KM3NeT Collaboration is building the ARCA neutrino detector, formed by 230 vertical units equipped with 130 thous ... More
Presented by Giorgio Maria RICCOBENE
The existence of time correlations in detectors separated by distances much larger of the size of the highest energy extensive air showers (EAS) has been long discussed over the years. Several mechanisms have been proposed to justify the existence of such events and, in the last decade, some experiments have also tried to search for correlations on a large scale distance, beyond one hundred kilome ... More
Presented by Paola LA ROCCA
The 760 ton ICARUS T600 detector performed a successful three-year physics run at the underground LNGS laboratories, studying neutrino oscillations with the CNGS neutrino beam from CERN, and searching for atmospheric neutrino interactions. ICARUS performed a sensitive search for LSND like anomalous nu_e appearance contributing to constrain the allowed parameters to a narrow region around Δm2~eV2, ... More
Presented by Daniele GIBIN
The Pierre Auger Observatory is the world’s largest air-shower detec- tor for cosmic rays with energies above 10^17 eV. Located near the small town of Malargue in Argentina, it consists of an array of about 1660 water Cherenkov detectors in a triangular grid which covers an area of more than 3000 km^2. In total 27 fluorescence telescopes at four sites overlooking the detector array provide an in ... More
Presented by Dr. Charles for the Pierre Auger Collaboration TIMMERMANS
The advent of advanced detectors truly opened the era of GW astronomy with the first signals from transient sources detected by Advanced LIGO and Advanced Virgo during the O1 and O2 runs. These include binary black hole mergers and the spectacular GW170817, the first signal from a binary neutron star coalescence and its associated electromagnetic counterparts. The talk will review the wealth of re ... More
Presented by Frederique MARION
We present the results of the observations of the Sun in its quiescent state with Fermi-LAT in almost 10 years on orbit. The high energy gamma-ray emission from the Sun is due to the interactions of cosmic ray (CR) protons and electrons with matter and photons in the solar environment. Such interactions lead to two component gamma-ray emission: a disk-like emission due to the nuclear interactions ... More
Presented by Silvia RAINO'
With its discovery and characterization of several hundred sources, Fermi-LAT has revolutionized our knowledge and understanding of the BL Lac population with respect to other AGNs. The multi-wavelength picture has however not kept up the pace of the γ-ray observations. We have selected an unbiased sample of 42 nearby BL Lacs, located at z<0.2 and within the SDSS footprint, independent of flux de ... More
Presented by Silvia RAINO'
The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a wide-field survey instrument sensitive to cosmic rays and gamma rays in the energy range from a few hundred GeV to >100 TeV. Located in the state of Puebla, Mexico at 4100 m above sea level, HAWC has been fully operational for over 3 years, since its inauguration in March 2015. In this talk, I will highlight recent results from HAWC, includ ... More
Presented by Thomas WEISGARBER
The era of high energy neutirno astronomy has come. The IceCube Neutrino Observatory started to operate the two online neutrno event selection channels, HESE (High-Energy Starting Event) and EHE (Extremely-High Energy). Informations on a cosmic neutrino event candidate identified by these selections are delivered in public to world-wide astronomical facilities, which realize prompt follow-up obse ... More
Presented by Prof. Shigeru YOSHIDA
The Extreme Universe Space Observatory on a Super Pressure Balloon (EUSO-SPB), launched from Wanaka NZ, completed a 12 day flight above the Pacific Ocean in May of 2017. The mission goals were to observe high energy extensive air showers with a fluorescence detector looking down on the atmosphere, search for other transient signatures, and characterize the UV emission from Earth. Although the payl ... More
Presented by Prof. Lawrence WIENCKE
The Cerenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is a new generation observatory of ground telescopes for high energy gamma ray astronomy. The Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) together with the Fondazione Bruno Kessler (FBK) is carring out an intensive R&D program to develop possible solutions for the Cherenkov photon cameras based on Silicon Photomultiplier (SiPM) devices at the near ultraviol ... More
Presented by Dr. Lucia CONSIGLIO
In this talk I will review the field of cosmic ray measurements by direct observations. A wealth of new results obtained by balloon-borne and space-based experiments have enriched the field, covering several observation targets from nuclei and isotopes, to electrons and positrons, to antiprotons, measured over six decades in energy from few MeV up to some TeV. The measurements from the AMS-02 a ... More
Presented by Roberta SPARVOLI
The Astrophysical Multimessenger Observatory Network (AMON) is the first continuous, real-time system designed to enable the discovery of the sources of transient multimessenger signals. By sifting through subthreshold event streams from several multimessenger facilities, and correlating them in real-time in search of coincident subthreshold events, AMON provides a significant enhancement in the e ... More
Presented by Prof. Miguel MOSTAFA
The scale and scope of the physics studied at the Pierre Auger Observatory continue to offer significant opportunities for original outreach work. Education, outreach and public relations of the Auger Collaboration are coordinated in a separate task whose goals are to encourage and support a wide range of education and outreach efforts that link schools and the public with the Auger scientists and ... More
Presented by Dr. Charles for the Pierre Auger Collaboration TIMMERMANS
The Telescope Array (TA) is a hybrid experiment observing ultrahigh energy cosmic rays in the northern sky. Three fluorescence stations each view 108 degrees in azimuth and up to 30 degrees in elevation. They are located at the periphery of a ground array consisting of 507 plastic scintillator counters, of 1.2km spacing, and covering over 700 square kilometers. A low energy extension (TALE) i ... More
Presented by Prof. Charles JUI
JUNO is a Liquid Scintillator Detector (LSD) currently under construction in the south of China (Jiangmen city, Guangdong province). JUNO aims to detect reactor antineutrinos at a baseline of 53 km, with the goal of determining the neutrino mass ordering and performing a sub-percent measurement of three of the neutrino oscillation parameters. Its physics programme also includes the detection of s ... More
Presented by Mr. Marco GRASSI
It was the 15th of June 2006 when the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Then, for nearly ten years, PAMELA has been making high-precision measurements of the charged component of the cosmic radiation opening a new era of precision studies in cosmic-ray physics. The measured antiparticle component of the cosmic radiation shows features that ... More
Presented by Matteo MARTUCCI
After the exciting results obtained by Advanced Virgo in the last joint run with LIGO, the observation of first GW source together with gamma and X satellites and astronomical observatories and the scientific outcomes of this revolutionary observation, we report on the status of Advanced Virgo before the next, new observation run and on the perspectives of the upgrades for the future
Presented by Martina DE LAURENTIS
Compact binary mergers (CBM) are cosmic laboratory for fundamental physics. All four fundamental interactions play a key role in setting the properties of the observables associated with these powerful stellar collisions. Thus, they need to be taken into account to provide reliable multimessenger predictions. In this talk, I will present recent results concerning the properties of the GW emi ... More
Presented by Albino PEREGO
The persisting unknown origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays is constantly investigated at the Pierre Auger Observatory on all angular scales. Recent studies on the large angular scale have discovered the existence of anisotropy with a 5.2 \sigma level of significance in the arrival directions of events with energies higher than 8 EeV. This anisotropy can be described by a dipole with an ampl ... More
Presented by Quentin LUCE
The next generation of very high energy observatory centers, will be characterized by arrays of Imaging Cherenkov Telescopes (IACTs), deployed in a large areas and each provided by a camera features thousand photo sensor pixels. One of the major concern is the read out event technology that has to be applied to the whole array, hence it has to be affordable, reliable, modular and easy to be integr ... More
Presented by Dr. Massimiliano BITOSSI