17-22 July 2016
Master Cutlers Hall
Europe/London timezone

Ten years of PAMELA in orbit

20 Jul 2016, 11:30
30m
Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Paolo Gorla; Session Managers: David Woodward & Anthony Ezeribe ()

Venue: Cutlers' Main Hall (First Floor); Chair: Paolo Gorla; Session Managers: David Woodward & Anthony Ezeribe

Speaker

Valeria Di Felice (INFN Rome Tor Vergata and ASDC)

Description

In ten years of data taking in space, the experiment PAMELA has shown very interesting features in cosmic rays, namely in the fluxes of protons, helium, electrons, that might change our basic vision of the mechanisms of production, acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays in the Galaxy. In particular, remarkable and stimulating have been the measurements of cosmic antiproton and positron fluxes that have allowed the nature of dark matter to be probed in a new way, suggesting new ideas and setting strong constraints to the models. The continuous particle detection is allowing a constant monitoring of the solar activity and detailed study of the solar modulation for a long period, giving important improvements to the comprehension of the heliosphere mechanisms. PAMELA is also measuring the radiation environment around the Earth, and discovered an antiproton radiation belt.

Primary author

Valeria Di Felice (INFN Rome Tor Vergata and ASDC)

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