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The First Five Years of the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station

December 8th, 2016

Unlocking the Secrets of the Cosmos: The First Five years of AMS on the International Space Station >> Download the AMS Collaboration press release The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Collaboration announces the fifth anniversary of the AMS Experiment on the International Space Station (ISS) and summarizes its major scientific results to date. The AMS Experiment (shown in Figure 1) is the most sensitive particle detector ever deployed in space and is exploring a new and exciting frontier in physics research.

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“AMS Days at CERN” and Latest Results

April 15th, 2015

Results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the International Space Station (ISS) will be the focus of the three day “AMS Days at CERN” meeting, an occasion that brings together many of the world’s leading theoretical physicists and principal investigators of some of the major experiments exploring the field of cosmic ray physics (IceCube, Pierre Auger Observatory, Fermi-LAT, H.E.S.S. and CTA, the Telescope Array, JEM-EUSO, and ISS-CREAM). The main objective of this scientific exchange is to understand the interrelation

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New results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the International Space Station

September 18th, 2014

The new results on energetic cosmic ray electrons and positrons are announced today. They are based on the first 41 billion events measured with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) on the International Space Station (ISS). These results provide a deeper understanding of the nature of high energy cosmic rays and shed more light on the dark matter existence.

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Self portrait with AMS

July 14th, 2013

An extraordinary self portrait of Luca Parmitano with AMS reflected on his helmet. The italian ESA astronaut, has successfully completed the first of two EVA, devoted to maintenance work and to the preparation for the forthcoming docking of the russian Multipurpose Laboratory Module. Thanks Luca for your precious work and for this beautiful image with AMS.

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