On the 15th of June 2006 the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and it is collecting data since July 2006. The core of the instrument is a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer combined with a time-of-flight system, a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, a shower tail catcher scintillator, a neutron detector and an anticoincidence system. This telescope allows precision studies of the charged cosmic radiation to be conducted over a wide energy range (100 MeV - 100's GeV) with high statistics.
Aim of this workshop is to provide an overview on the scientific issues, implications and perspectives in the field of Cosmic Ray Physics, Dark Matter and Solar Physics in the light of the recent results of PAMELA and other space and balloon missions, and in view of the planned future ones. The talks will cover presentations of the experimental results as well as theoretical and phenomenological interpretation and modelling. Correlations between Astroparticle and Particle Physics at accelerators (namely LHC) will also be reviewed.
We intend to convene scientists from different scientific communities in a same place to discuss and debate - in a less formal way - on these very exciting topics and to give indications for the future: round tables are being organized for this purpose.
PAMELA is an international collaboration among Italian, Russian, German and Swedish Institutes and it is sponsored by: INFN, ASI, RSA, RAS, DLR, SNSB.
Link to PAMELA Web Site
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