22-24 May 2013
Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone

Multi-TeV Gamma astronomy: The Tunka-HiSCORE project

23 May 2013, 17:45
Aula Giorgio Careri (first floor) (Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy)

Aula Giorgio Careri (first floor)

Physics Department, University "La Sapienza", Roma, Italy


Ralf Wischnewski (DESY)


The new HiSCORE detector concept is based on Cerenkov air-shower detection, using the non-imaging technique. HiSCORE is build for gamma-ray astronomy from 10 TeV to several PeV, and cosmic rays studies from 100 TeV to 1 EeV. It will search for "pevatrons" (ultra-high energy gamma-ray sources), and measure cosmic ray composition and spectrum in the transition range from a supposed Galactic to extragalactic origin of cosmic rays. The detector is made of wide-angle optical stations (0.6 sr) placed at distances of 150-200m, and will cover an area of 1 km2 - 100 km2, to be deployed in various stages. We report on plans and status for the Tunka-HiSCORE installation, in the Tunka valley near Lake Baikal, from first prototypes operating now to the 1km2 and 10km2 arrays envisaged for the near future.

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