14-16 September 2015
Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY
Europe/Rome timezone

The LHAASO project: from Gamma-Ray Astronomy to Cosmic Rays.

16 Sep 2015, 09:30
Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY

Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY

New Technology and Next generation of Experiments New Technologies and Next generation of Experiments


Giuseppe Di Sciascio (ROMA2)


Despite large progresses in building new detectors and in the analysis techniques, the key questions concerning the origin, acceleration and propagation of Galactic Cosmic Rays are still open. A number of new extensive air showers arrays is in progress. The most ambitious and sensitive project between them is LHAASO, a new generation multi-component experiment to be installed at very high altitude in China (Daocheng, Sichuan province, 4400 m a.s.l.). The experiment will face the open problems through a combined study of photon- and charged particle-induced extensive air showers in the wide energy range 10$^{11}$ - 10$^{18}$ eV. In this talk the status of the experiment will be summarized, the science program presented and the outlook discussed in comparison with leading new projects.

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