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PAMELA physics

Rome, May 11-12. An overview on the scientific issues, implications and perspectives in the field of Cosmic Ray Physics, Dark Matter and Solar Physics in the light of the recent results of PAMELA

On the 15th of June 2006 the PAMELA satellite-borne experiment was launched from the Baikonur cosmodrome and it is collecting data since July 2006. The core of the instrument is a silicon-microstrip magnetic spectrometer combined with a time-of-flight system, a silicon-tungsten electromagnetic calorimeter, a shower tail catcher scintillator, a neutron detector and an anticoincidence system. This telescope allows precision studies of the charged cosmic radiation to be conducted over a wide energy range (100 MeV - 100's GeV) with high statistics.


Aim of this workshop is to provide an overview on the scientific issues, implications and perspectives in the field of Cosmic Ray Physics, Dark Matter and Solar Physics in the light of the recent results of PAMELA and other space and balloon missions, and in view of the planned future ones. The talks will cover presentations of the experimental results as well as theoretical and phenomenological interpretation and modelling. Correlations between Astroparticle and Particle Physics at accelerators (namely LHC) will also be reviewed.


We intend to convene scientists from different scientific communities in a same place to discuss and debate - in a less formal way - on these very exciting topics and to give indications for the future: round tables are being organized for this purpose.


PAMELA is an international collaboration among Italian, Russian, German and Swedish Institutes and it is sponsored by: INFN, ASI, RSA, RAS, DLR, SNSB.




May 11:


8:30- 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 9:50 Welcome - Space Agencies and Institutions
9:50 - 10:30 Overview: Cosmic Rays Physics and PAMELA - P. Lipari (INFN and Univ. Rome Sapienza, Italy)
10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.20 PAMELA Experiment and Instrument overview - P. Spillantini (INFN and Univ. of Florence, Italy)
11.20 - 11.40 The PAMELA Mission - A. M. Galper (MEPhI, Moscow, Russia) 
11.40 - 12.20 Antimatter and Dark Matter Search in Space: PAMELA Results - M. Boezio (INFN, Trieste, Italy)
12.20 - 12.45 Antimatter and Dark Matter Search in Space: BESS-Polar Results - J.W. Mitchell (NASA GSFC, U.S.A) and A. Yamamoto (KEK, Japan)
12.45 - 13.10 First Results on high energy electrons spectrum from Fermi-LAT - A. Moiseev (NASA/GSFC, U.S.A.) 
13:10 - 13:35 The ATIC Polar experiment -  J. Isbert (LSU, U.S.A.)
13:35 - 14:30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.10 New Physics beyond the Standard Model: Astroparticle - LHC Synergy - A. Masiero (Univ. of Padova, Italy)
15.10 - 15.50 Dark Matter interpretation(s) of satellite data, and associated opportunities for the LHC - G. Kane (Univ. of Michigan, USA)
15.50 - 16.15 Coffee Break
16.15 - 16.55 Uncertainties in the indirect search for Dark Matter - L. Bergström (Univ. of Stockholm, Sweden)
16.55 - 17.35 Astrophysics interpretations of PAMELA Data - P. Blasi (Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory , Firenze, Italy)
17.35 - 18.00 Experimental perspectives for Dark Matter and Antimatter search in Space - R. Battiston (INFN and Univ. of Perugia)
18.00 - 19.00 Round Table on Astroparticle Space Research -Chair M. Simon (Univ. of Siegen, Germany)




May 12


9.00 - 9.40 Composition and Propagation of Galactic Cosmic Rays below the Knee - D. Müller (Univ. of Chicago) 
9.40 - 10.00 Protons and Alpha from PAMELA - M. Casolino (INFN and Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
10.00 - 10.20 Observations of Nuclei with PAMELA - R. Sparvoli (INFN and Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)
10.20 - 11.00 Cosmic ray propagation in the PAMELA and Fermi era - I. Moskalenko (Univ. of Stanford, USA)
11.00 - 11.25 Coffee Break
11.25 - 12.05  Solar Modulation: Theoretical Interpretation - M. Potgieter (North-West Univ., Potchefstroom, South Africa)
12.05 - 12.25 Solar Modulation: PAMELA Results - P. Papini (INFN and Univ. of Florence, Italy)
12.25 - 13.05 Low Energy Electrons Observations - P. Evenson (Univ. of Delaware, USA) 
13.05 - 13.30 Measurements of modulation of cosmic ray electrons and protons with the Ulysses-KET experiment - B. Heber (Univ. of Kiel, Germany ) 
13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
14.30 - 15.10 An Overview of Solar Physics - B. Somov (Moscow State Univ., Russia)
15.10 - 15.40 Observation of high-energy solar cosmic rays and PAMELA data - G. Bazilevskaya (Lebedev Physical Institute of RAS, Russia) 
15.40 - 16.10 Coffee Break
16.10 - 16.50 The Magnetosphere: an Overview - M. Honda (ICRR, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan)
16.50 - 17.10 Magnetospheric results from PAMELA - V. Mikhailov (MEPhi, Moscow, Russia)
17.10 - 17.35 The Cosmic Ray electron spectrum below 20 GeV from the Fermi-LAT - M. Pesce-Rollins (INFN and Univ. of Pisa)
17.35 - 18.05 Workshop Summary - P. Carlson (KTH, Stockolm, Sweden) 
18.05 - 18.15 The Future of PAMELA - P. Picozza (INFN and Univ. of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy)