Miguel Mostafa from Penn State University will discuss the High Altitude Water Cherenkov Observatory on April 18, 2014.
colloquium, the speaker will present the physics motivation, potential for
discoveries, current status of the deployment, and the first results of the
Altitude Water Cherenkov experiment is a large field of view,
continuously operated TeV gamma ray observatory under construction at
14,000 ft in Mexico. This observatory will have an order of magnitude
better sensitivity, angular resolution, and background rejection than
its predecessor, and will be the only ground-based instrument capable of
detecting prompt emission from gamma ray bursts above 100 GeV.
All seminars convene on Fridays from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall,
Room 331. Light refreshments are provided. For more information, please
contact A.J. Haija, the Physics Department seminar coordinator.
Department of Physics
Fraud, Waste, and Abuse Hotline
© 2007–17 Indiana University of Pennsylvania
1011 South Drive, Indiana, Pa. 15705 | 724-357-2100