SPACE AND COSMIC RAY PHYSICS SEMINAR

University of Maryland
Atlantic Building, Room 2400
4:30 PM Monday, February 6, 2006
Coffee, Tea & Snacks 4:15-4:30 PM

Alexandre Malinin
IPST

Astroparticle physics with AMS experiment

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is an astroparticle physics experiment with a sensitivity to cosmic rays of up to TeV energies, to be installed on the International Space Station for a three year run. After briefly reviewing the results from the AMS-01 precursor mission on the Space Shuttle Discovery in 1998, I will describe the highlights of the AMS experiment's physics program: the search for primordial antimatter, the search for annihilation products of Galactic dark matter, and cosmic ray propagation studies.