12-20 July 2017
Asia/Seoul timezone
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BEXCO - Room F(201/202/203/204)

[CRI286] Status of LAGO at mount Chacaltaya


  • Marko ANDRADE

Primary authors



The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) is an international experiment with multiple scientific objectives. These objectives include the study of the extreme universe, space weather and atmospheric radiation at ground level. The observatory is composed of several experimental sites, distributed in the American continent, from Argentina to Mexico. The highest LAGO site is located on the Chacaltaya mountain, Bolivia, at an altitude of nearly 5300 m.a.s.l. In this document we report the status of the experimental site on Chacaltaya. In particular, the development of a water Cherenkov detector is given emphasis. We present the development of an electronic acquisition prototype system for the detector, the energy calibration method and the characterization of the PMT employed.