from 27 February 2017 to 3 March 2017
Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics
Asia/Novosibirsk timezone
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Contribution Contributed Oral

Instrumentation for Astroparticle and Neutrino physics

TAIGA experiment: present status and perspectives.

Speakers

  • Prof. Nikolay BUDNEV

Primary authors

Content

The TAIGA observatory addresses ground-based gamma-ray astronomy at energies from a few TeV to several PeV, as well as cosmic ray physics from 100 TeV to several EeV. TAIGA will be located in the Tunka valley, ~50 km West from Lake Baikal. The different detectors of the TAIGA will be grouped in 6 arrays to measure Cherenkov and radio emission as well as electron and muon components of atmospheric showers. The combination of the wide angle Cherenkov detectors of the TAIGA-HiSCORE array and the 4-m Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescopes of the TAIGA-IACT array with their FoV of 10x10 degrees and underground muon detectors offers a very cost effective way to construct a 10 km2 array for gamma-ray astronomy.