2-9 July 2014
Valencia, Spain
Europe/Madrid timezone

First Results from the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory

4 Jul 2014, 16:10
Auditorium 3A ()

Auditorium 3A

Oral presentation Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology Astroparticle Physics and Cosmology


Dr. Francisco Salesa Greus (Pennsylvania State University)


The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Observatory is a TeV gamma-ray detector located at an altitude of 4100 meters on the northern slope of the Sierra Negra volcano in the state of Puebla, Mexico. The detector will consist of 300 water Cherenkov detectors spread on a 22000 square meter area, and is expected to be fully operational by fall this year. Thanks to its large field-of-view, good angular resolution and >90% duty cycle, HAWC will allow us to study the Galactic sources at high energies (100 GeV - 100TeV), diffuse gamma-ray emission, and transient emissions from Active Galactic Nuclei and Gamma-Ray Bursts. The detector started its continuous operation in August 2013 with a fraction of the array, and its size has been increasing since then. In this talk, I will present the first results of the experiment with almost one year of data.

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Dr. Francisco Salesa Greus (Pennsylvania State University)



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