Join us via webcast at 16:30 CEST today to hear particle physicist and Nobel Prize winner Samuel Ting present the latest results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) collaboration in its pursuit to understand the origin of cosmic rays and dark matter.
The AMS detector, which measures 64 cubic metres and weighs 8.5 tonnes, was assembled at CERN. It was delivered by NASA’s space shuttle Endeavour on 16 May 2011 to the International Space Station – the largest structure in space ever built by humans.
In its seven years on board the Space Station, AMS has collected a huge amount of cosmic-ray data. NASA receives these data in Houston and then transmits them to the AMS Payload Operations Control Centre on the CERN site for analysis. In his talk today, Samuel Ting will describe the latest results from AMS and what they mean for our understanding of the Universe.
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Update 31 May: For a summary of the results presented see: Latest results from the AMS experiment.