- Conference date: 24–29 July 2011
- Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) is a general purpose high energy particle detector which was successfully deployed on the International Space Station (ISS) on May 19, 2011 to conduct a unique long duration mission of fundamental physics research in space. Among the physics objectives of AMS are a search for an understanding of Dark Matter, Antimatter, the origin of cosmic rays and the exploration of new physics phenomena not possible to study from ground based experiments. This article reviews the performance of the AMS-02 detector on ISS, as well as the first results based on data collected during the first week of operation in space.
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