May 25 – 27, 2011
Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
Welcome to the RICAP-2011 registration procedure

The Dawn of AMS-02

May 26, 2011, 10:30 AM
Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy

Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy

Viale Ostiense 159 00148, Roma Italy Room: Aula Magna


Franco Cervelli (PI)


The AMS02 experiment is designed to perform precision spectroscopy of many different cosmic-ray species. AMS-02 will search for anomalous peaks or structures  in the energy spectra of  positron, anti-proton, or gamma ray that could signal the existence  of dark matter candidates. The AMS-02 spectrometer will also try to provide an answer to the question if nuclear antimatter still exists  in the universe. On May 19 the experiment was installed on the International Space Station and became operative on the same day. The objectives and the experimental apparatus of AMS-02 will be presented and a first collection of events will be shown.

Primary author


Presentation materials