Astropartículas en Latinoamérica. / Astroparticles in Latin America: current status and outlook

Sidelnik, Iván (2014) Astropartículas en Latinoamérica. / Astroparticles in Latin America: current status and outlook. Proceedings of Science . pp. 1-10. ISSN 1824-8039

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The successful installation and operation of the Pierre Auger Observatory in Argentina has been a milestone in Astroparticle research in Latin America, generating new regional research opportunities in the field. In this context, the LAGO project, begun in 2005 with the aim of studying the high-energy component of gamma ray bursts (GRBs). This observatory consists of different arrays of water-Cherenkov detectors installed in high altitude mountains throughout Latin America. Recently, it has demonstrated the feasibility of conducting studies on the solar modulation of the galactic cosmic ray flux. Currently more than 80 scientists and students from Mexico, Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Argentina are integrated into the LAGO Collaboration. The high level of regional integration in the scientific community reached thanks to this kind of major projects, has led to the recent formation of the CLES (Consorcio Latinoamericano de Experimentos Subterr\'{a}neos). This organization promotes the creation and installation of the ANDES Underground Laboratory to be built inside the projected International Agua Negra tunnel between Argentina and Chile. The ANDES laboratory with over 1750 meters of rock cover, will be the first laboratory of its kind to be installed in the Southern Hemisphere.

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Funders:Centro Atómico Bariloche, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, CONICET, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Instituto Balseiro
Keywords:Latin america; América latina; Argentina; Cherenkov counters; Contadores Cherenkov; Cosmic ray flux; Flujo de rayos cósmicos; [Astroparticle; Astropartículas; Instrumentation; Instrumentación,; Pierre Auger Observatory; Observatorio Pierre Auger, LAGO project; CLES; Consorcio Latinoamericano de Experimentos Subterráneos]
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Subjects:Physics > Astrophysics
Divisions:Gcia. de área de Investigación y aplicaciones no nucleares > Gcia. de Física > Sistemas complejos y altas energías > Partículas y campos
ID Code:458
Deposited By:PostDoc Iván Sidelnik
Deposited On:05 Sep 2014 11:33
Last Modified:05 Sep 2014 12:01

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