ARGO-YBJ: STATUS AND HIGHLIGHTS

Giuseppe Di Sciascio

Abstract


The ARGO-YBJ experiment has been gathering data steadily since November 2007 at the YangBaJing Cosmic Ray Laboratory (Tibet, P.R. China, 4300m a.s.l., 606 g/cm2). ARGO-YBJ is confronting various open problems in Cosmic Ray (CR) physics. The search for CR sources is carried out by observing TeV gamma-ray sources, both galactic and extra-galactic. The CR spectrum, composition and anisotropy are measured in a wide energy range (TeV ÷ PeV), thus overlapping direct measurements for the first time. This paper summarizes the current status of the experiment and describes some of the scientific highlights since 2007.

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ISSN 1210-2709 (Print)
ISSN 1805-2363 (Online)
Published by the Czech Technical University in Prague