III Plenary Session
- Aldo Morselli (ROMA2)
Marco Casolino (ROMA2)
In this presentation we will review and discuss the main scientific results of the PAMELA mission. Since 2006, the space spectrometer PAMELA has been providing high-precision data for cosmic rays of galactic, solar, trapped and terrestrial origin in the energy range 100MeV 1.2 TeV, often challenging the current understanding of production and propagation of particles in the galaxy and in the...
Luca Latronico (TO)
The Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) has been collecting high-energy gamma rays from 20 MeV to more than 300 GeV for 5 years, and is still performing nearly flawlessly. With about 800 million gamma rays to date, and a uniform coverage of the whole sky, LAT data allowed for the first time high statistics observations of gamma-ray sources of known and diverse classes, like active galaxies,...
Roberto Battiston (PG)
Exactly two years ago, the AMS-02 spectrometer was installed on the ISS to start its long mission to perform highly accurate measurements of Cosmic Rays up the TeV region. We discuss the status of the experiment after two years in space and the first results, in particular the measurement of positron/electron ratio up to 350 GeV.
Prof. Piergiorgio Picozza (INFN and University of Rome Tor Vergata)
The JEM-EUSO experiment, Extreme Universe Space Observatory at the Japanese Module of the International Space Station, is the first space mission devoted to the scientific research of cosmic rays of highest energies. JEM-EUSO will address basic problems of fundamental physics and high-energy astrophysics studying the nature and origin of the Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (E > 3×10^19 eV). The...
Prof. Pietro Ubertini (IASP-INAF)
ABSTRACT ESAs INTEGRAL Space Observatory has just spent his first decade in orbit, producing an unprecedented harvest of results in the soft gamma-ray range, ranging from the inventory of the high energy sources, to the discovery of hundreds of variable soft gamma-ray sources to the mapping of the Aluminum and 511 keV annihilation line in the Galaxy and the evidence of polarized gamma ray...
Paolo Lipari (ROMA1)
This talk will discuss two questions about the propagation of cosmic rays: the charge dependent modulation in the heliosphere and the confinement of particles in the Milky Way. In both cases the global structure of the magnetic field plays a crucial role.