Tag archive: AMS

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer launches!

| 19 May 2011 A major particle physics mission, Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer, has been successfully launched. This sophisticated cosmic ray detector will use the International Space Station as a platform to perform precision measurements of cosmic radiation emanating from space. Category: Director's Corner | Tagged: , , ,

Space shuttle Endeavour launches

19 May 2011 The space shuttle Endeavour launched from Kennedy Space Center on 16 May 2011 for its final mission, a flight to the International Space Station. It took with it the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02), an experiment that will look for evidence of dark matter and antimatter. View CERN's webcast of the launch, followed by explanations from AMS scientists. View the AMS installation on the International Space Station on 19 May 2011. Category: Video of the week | Tagged: ,

A particle detector in space: interview with Maurice Bourquin from AMS

| 19 May 2011 Maurice Bourquin, emeritus professor at the University of Geneva and former president of the CERN Council, is one of the pioneer scientists from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer Experiment collaboration. Just after the AMS-02 detector was launched, he answered ILC NewsLine’s questions about AMS history, AMS challenges, and the interplay between collider and space experiments. Category: Feature | Tagged: , , , , , ,