Welcome to the local KTH PAMELA homepage. This page simply collects
together some useful links. For a more fancy presentation of PAMELA
(including a list of publications), please see the official PAMELA homepage.
We are part of the Oskar Klein Centre for Cosmoparticle Physics at AlbaNova University Cente.
PAMELA is a satellite-borne apparatus designed to study charged
particles in the cosmic radiation with a particular emphasis on
antimatter (antiprotons, positrons, and possibly antihelium).
Distortions to the antiparticle energy spectra may indicate the nature
of the dark matter in the Universe. PAMELA was launched from the
Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on June 15th 2006. Launch
Present group members
- Mark Pearce, professor, group leader
- Antje Putze, postdoc (affiliated through OKC)
- Laura Rossetto, PhD student
- Juan Wu, PhD student
- Per Carlson, professor emeritus
Past group members
- William Gillard (postdoc). Moved to LPSC, Grenoble.
- Petter Hofverberg (PhD student). Moved to Max-Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics, Heidelberg.
- Silvio Orsi (PhD student). Moved to University of Geneva.
- Jens Lund (PhD student). Moved to Endevo, Stockholm.
- Johan Lundquist (PhD student). Moved to Niels Bohr Institute, Denmark.
- Studies of high energy antiprotons.
- Studies of the high energy positron flux.
- Modelling of PAMELA results using GALPROP and MCMC.
- Anticoincidence system (plastic scintillator-based)
- Study of in-orbit particle rate environment
- Developement and implementation of the PAMELA level-2 trigger
- Electron-hadron separation techniques using the PAMELA Si-W
- Studies of low energy antiprotons
- Cosmic ray anisotropies.
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