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Simulation of dark matter events detected by the AMS-02 experiment

Grant number: 15/13533-2
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): August 01, 2015
Effective date (End): September 04, 2016
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - General Physics
Principal Investigator:Manuela Vecchi
Grantee:Eduardo Ferronato Bueno
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/19149-7 - Indirect dark matter search with the AMS-02 detector, AP.JP
Associated scholarship(s):15/20749-1 - Study of cosmic ray positrons with the AMS-02 detector, BE.EP.IC

Abstract

AMS-02 is a particle physics detector operating in space, aboard the International Space Station (ISS), since May 2011. In four years of data taking, AMS has collected more than 60 billion cosmic rays: this is much more than all the cosmic rays collected in the past 100 years. The production of simulated events is very important to perform AMS measurements. A complete simulation of the AMS-02 detector is necessary to evaluate the detector geometrical acceptance and sub-detector efficiencies, to study the detector resolution and to qualify the selection criteria of every measurement. Simulated events are even more important for antimatter studies, since the the above mentioned studies cannot be performed on data-driven bases, given the low abundance of these particles. The main objective of the proposed activity is to introduce the student to the context of research, by means of the study of one of the leading topics in high energy physics: the detection of antimatter in cosmic rays.

Scientific publications
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