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 language||English (US)|
|Journal||Proceedings of Science|
|State||Published - 2010|
|Event||35th International Conference of High Energy Physics, ICHEP 2010 - Paris, France|
Duration: Jul 22 2010 → Jul 28 2010
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