GLOBAL NETWORKING FORUM

Results from the AMS Experiment on the International Space Station

Monday 1 October 2018, 15:15 – 15:45

Location: Bremen Conference Center – DLR Hall

 

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), is a large magnetic spectrometer operating on the ISS since May 2011, searching for antimatter particles and dark matter signals in cosmic rays. AMS has collected so far more than 120 billion cosmic ray particles providing for the first time a wealth of high precision data on the  flux of the  different species of  cosmic rays from GeV up to TeV region. The talk  will  present the results obtained so far and the physics implications.

Organized by:
Italian Space Agency (ASI)

 

Speaker

Roberto Battiston

President,

Italian Space Agency (ASI),

Italy

 

 

 

Full Bio

Roberto Battiston is the President of the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and Chair of Experimental Physics at the University of Trento, Italy.

He has worked for over 30 years in international collaborations in the field of experimental physics and fundamental interactions: Strong interactions, Electroweak interaction physics, Search for antimatter and dark matter in Cosmic Rays. He is also the founder of a research group working in the field of frontier detectors and technologies to be used in fundamental physics research – ground based and space based. In particular in 1994 he founded SERMS (Laboratory for the Study of the Effects of the Radiation on Special Materials), devoted to the characterization of materials and devices to be used in space conditions. He has been until 2014  Deputy spokesperson for the AMS experiment, the first fundamental physics experiment approved on the International Space Station, already successfully flown during the STS91 Shuttle flight in june 1998 and installed on the ISS in 2011.

Prof. Battiston has been the European  proposer of the LIMADOU experiment, to develop an energetic particle payload for the Chinese  CSES satellite, operating in orbit since February 2018 to study correlations between magnetosphere and litosphere. He has been the  Coordinator of the SR2S EU project (2013 – 15) to develop active magnetic shielding techniques for interplanetary flights. Author of more than 420 papers published on international scientific journals, and organizer of several workshops devoted to space science and to advanced technologies (Trento 1999, Elba 2002, Washington 2003, Bejijng 2006, CERN 2012).

He graduated at Scuola Normale of Pisa (1979) , Doctorate (Troisième Cycle), University of Paris IX, Orsay, 1982. He has been the Chair of General Physics at the Engineering Faculty of the Perugia University, Faculty of Engineering, (1992 – 2012). Since 2012 he is  Chair of Experimental Physics  at the Physics Department or the Trento University. Laurea honoris causa from the Universtiy of Bucharest (2000),  Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur  (2016), Vadimir Syromniatnikov Prize (2017).