Recent results from Milagro and prospects for HAWC

John Pretz, Stefan Westerhoff

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Abstract

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) observatory is a new experiment for observing 50 GeV to 100 TeV photons from high energy gamma ray sources. The experiment is under construction at Sierra Negra, Mexico and will be comprised of 300 large water tanks instrumenting an area of 150x150 meters. HAWC is the next generation of the Milagro experiment which measured multi-TeV emission from the Galactic plane resolving sources and measuring diffuse emission. HAWC will feature approximately 15 times the sensitivity of the Milagro experiment and will be used to measure and constrain particle acceleration in the Galaxy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalProceedings of Science
Volume120
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Event35th International Conference of High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2010 - Paris, France
Duration: Jul 22 2010Jul 28 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General

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