from 24 February 2014 to 1 March 2014
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Contribution Oral presentation

Detectors for Astrophysics and Neutrino Physics

TAIGA - Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy - present status and perspectives

Speakers

  • Nikolay BUDNEV

Primary authors

Abstract content

The TAIGA - Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma Astronomy with hybrid detector system for gamma-ray astronomy from 10 TeV to several PeV, and cosmic rays studies from 100 TeV to 1 EeV is presented. It will search for "Pevatrons" (ultra-high energy gamma-ray sources), and measure cosmic ray composition and spectrum in the transition range from a supposed Galactic to extragalactic origin of cosmic rays. The TAIGA is include wide-angle optical stations (0.6 sr) placed at distances of 150-200m which will cover an area of 1 km² - 100 km² (Tunka-HiSCORE installation), 16 Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes (IACT) with 3 m diameter reflectors, a net of surface and underground scintillation stations and Cherenkov array Tunka-133 which have been in operation since 2009 year.