Jul 12 – 23, 2021
Online
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Highlights of LHAASO science results

Jul 19, 2021, 4:00 PM
30m
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Talk GAI | Gamma Ray Indirect Plenary

Speaker

Prof. Zhen Cao (IHEP, CAS)

Description

LHAASO is a large hybrid extensive air shower (EAS) array being constructed at Haizi Mountain, 4410 m a.s.l., in China. It is composed of three sub-arrays: a 1.3 km array (KM2A) for gamma-ray astronomy above 10 TeV and cosmic ray physics, a 78000 m water Cherenkov detector array (WCDA) for TeV gamma-ray astronomy, and 18 wide field-of-view air Cherenkov/fluorescence telescopes (WFCTA) for cosmic ray physics from 10 TeV to 1 EeV. A considerable proportion of the LHAASO detectors have been operating since 2019 and the whole array will be completed in June 2021. LHAASO has became the most sensitive detector at UHE in the world with detecting many UHE gamma-ray sources. Some important progresses and new discoveries have been made in the gamma-ray astronomy. In this work, we will report the status of LHAASO and the achieved important progresses in both gamma-ray and cosmic-ray observations.

Keywords

LHAASO, UHE gamma-ray, Cosmic ray

Collaboration Lhaaso
Subcategory Experimental Results

Primary author

Prof. Zhen Cao (IHEP, CAS)

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