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

[CRI200] Development of the LAGO Project in Chiapas-Mexico

Speakers

  • Karen Salomé CABALLERO MORA

Primary authors

  • Karen Salomé CABALLERO MORA (Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, and Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapa)

Co-authors

  • Arnulfo Zepeda DOMÍNGUEZ (Centro de Investigación y de Estudios Avanzados del Instituto Politécnico Nacional and Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Ph)
  • Omar TIBOLLA (Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Elí Santos RODRÍGUEZ (Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Luis Rodolfo Pérez SÁNCHEZ (Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Sarah KAUFMANN (Mesoamerican Centre for Theoretical Physics, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Filiberto Hueyotl ZAHUANTITLA (Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Roberto Arceo REYES (Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • César Álvarez OCHOA (Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)
  • Eduardo Moreno BARBOSA (Facultad de Ciencias Físico Matemáticas, Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla)
  • Hugo de León HIDALGO (Facultad de Ciencias en Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Autónoma de Chiapas)

Description

The Latin American Giant Observatory (LAGO) is an extended astroparticle observatory with the goal of studying Gamma Ray Burst (among other extreme universe phenomena), space weather and atmospheric radiation at ground level. It consists of a network of several Water Cherenkov Detectors (WCD) located at different sites and different latitudes along the American Continent (from Mexico up to the Antarctic region). Another interest of LAGO is to encourage and support the development of experimental basic research in Latin America, mainly with low cost equipment. In the case of Chiapas, Mexico, the experimental astroparticle physics activity was limited, up to now, to data analysis from other detectors located far away from the region. Thanks to the collaboration within LAGO, the deployment of one WCD is ongoing at the Universidad Aut´onoma de Chiapas (UNACH). This will allow, for the first time in the region, to train students and researchers in the deployment processes. Till now the setup of the signal-processing electronics has been performed and the characterization of the photomultiplier tube is currently being done. The main, short-term goal is to install one WCD on top of the Tacan´a volcano in Chiapas in a short term. The status of the work will be shown.