26-30 July 2021
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Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory: status and prospects

26 Jul 2021, 16:30
20m
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Parallel session talk Astroparticle and Gravitational Waves T01: Astroparticle and Gravitational Waves

Speaker

Ruben Conceição (LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas)

Description

The Southern Wide Field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO) is an international R&D project aiming to design and prototype a wide field-of-view gamma-ray facility to monitor the Southern Hemisphere sky in gamma-rays.

SWGO will be placed at a high altitude (above 4.4 km) in South America and aims to provide a good sensitivity for observations from the low energies (~100 GeV) up to the PeV region. Such energy range allows covering a broad physics program, being entirely complementary to the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and other Northern ground-based observatories, such as HAWC or LHAASO.

In this talk, I will present the current status and plans for SWGO, namely, progress on the detector design concepts being evaluated, array layout options and site procurement. The expected sensitivity of SWGO and its science capabilities will also be addressed.

Collaboration / Activity SWGO
Email ruben@lip.pt
First author Ruben Conceição

Primary author

Ruben Conceição (LIP - Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas)

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