Jul 16 – 26, 2022
US/Pacific timezone

The Southern Wide-field Gamma-Ray Observatory (SWGO)

Jul 18, 2022, 7:00 PM
2h 20m
211 South Ballroom (HUB)

211 South Ballroom

HUB

Speaker

Kristi Engel (University of Maryland, College Park)

Description

The Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO) Collaboration is currently engaged in design and prototyping work towards the realization of this future gamma-ray facility in the Southern Hemisphere. SWGO be a next-generation, wide-field-of-view, survey instrument sensitive to gamma rays from ~100 GeV to hundreds of TeV. Its science topics are numerous and diverse, including probing physics beyond the Standard Model, monitoring the transient sky at very-high energies, unveiling Galactic and extragalactic particle accelerators, and the characterization of the cosmic-ray flux. Due to its location and large field of view, SWGO will be complementary to other current and planned gamma-ray observatories such as HAWC, LHAASO, and CTA.

In-person or Virtual? In-person

Primary author

Kristi Engel (University of Maryland, College Park)

Presentation materials