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FIRST RESULT FROM THE ALPHA MAGNETIC SPECTROMETER EXPERIMENT

April 3rd, 2013

The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) Collaboration announces the publication of its first physics result in Physical Review Letters. The AMS Experiment is the most powerful and sensitive particle physics spectrometer ever deployed in space. As seen in Figure 1, AMS is located on the exterior of the International Space Station (ISS) and, since its installation on May 19, 2011 until the present, it has measured over 30 billion cosmic rays at energies up to trillions of electron volts. Its permanent

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First Results of the AMS-02 experiment to be presented on April 3rd at CERN

March 28th, 2013

Nearly two years after the launch of STS134,  after collecting and analyzing more than 25 billions of events,  the  AMS Collaboration will release  the first physics results from  the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer on the ISS. Prof. Samuel Ting will  talk  at  CERN  Main Auditorium (Bldg. 500-1-001)  on Wednesday, April 3rd,  2013 at 17:00. It will be possible to follow this event in real time using the CERN  webcast service.        

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AMS HADRONIC TOMOGRAPHY

September 29th, 2012

Operating in the International Space Station since May 2011, AMS is performing very accurate measurements of cosmic ray (e.g. Proton and Helium nuclei) with unprecedent sensitivity. This picture represents a “tomographic” reconstruction of the AMS top-of-instrument material obtained using the Proton-to-Helium flux ratio. Tiny changes of the interaction probabilities of these nuclei with different materials are used to trace the material inhomogenities. Detector elements such as screws, electronics boards, and mechanical interfaces are clearly recognizable.

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STS-134 ASTRONAUTS VISIT CERN

July 27th, 2012

One year after the STS-134 mission, Shuttle Endeavour’s crew that delivered AMS-02 to the ISS visited CERN and AMS POCC. Captain Mark E. Kelly (USN), Commander (NASA), Colonel Gregory H. Johnson (USAF, Ret.), Pilot (NASA), Colonel Roberto Vittori, Mission Specialist (ESA), Colonel E.M. Mike Fincke (USAF), Mission Specialist (NASA), Dr. Andrew J. Feustel, Mission Specialist (NASA), and Dr. Gregory Errol Chamitoff, Mission Specialist (NASA) arrived at Geneva Airport on Sunday, July 22nd, accompanied by their families, including Mrs Gabrielle Gifford,

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