Astroparticle physics in Brazil

  • Date July 21, 2016
  • Hour 2.45 pm
  • Room GSSI Library
  • Speaker Manuela Vecchi (University of São Paulo)


In this talk we will describe the  contributions of Brazilian scientists in the field of the astro and particle physics and we will present the latest results on the measurement of cosmic rays in the GeV to TeV range. We will start from the golden age of the discovery of the pi meson by Cesar Lattes, reviewing then the contributions in the Pierre Auger Observatory, as well as the recent participation in the CTA observatory. The last part of this talk will be focused on the presentation of the latest results of the AMS-02  experiment.

Manuela Vecchi is assistant professor at Instituto de Física de São Carlos, University of São Paulo