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6th Jülich Lecture - "The AMS Experiment on the International Space Station"

17.Jan.2013 15:00
17.Jan.2013 17:15
Forschungszentrum Jülich, Lecture theatre of the Central Library

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a high precision general-purpose particle physics detector that has been constructed in the past twelve years by a group of 600 scientists and engineers from 16 countries for the operation on board of the International Space Station (ISS). In May 2011 AMS was launched with the last flight of the Space Shuttle Endeavour and installed on the ISS.

Since the first day AMS is fully operational and delivers high quality measurements of cosmic rays with a precision and a statistical volume never reached before. The status of the experiment and the perspectives for the coming years will be presented.

Prof. Dr. Samuel C. C. Ting is the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Physics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He received the Nobel Prize in 1976, with Burton Richter, for discovering the subatomic J/ψ particle. He is the principal investigator for the international $1.5 billion Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment which was installed on the International Space Station on 19 May 2011.

Please register by 15 January 2013 if you would like to attend.

Video recording – Please note, the Jülich Lecture will be recorded for iTunes University.