Research report 2018 - Max Planck Institute for Nuclear Physics
HAWC: a very high energy gamma-ray observatory
Schoorlemmer, Harm; Hinton, Jim
Abteilung Nichtthermische Astrophysik
SummaryThe High Altitude Water Cherenkov gamma-ray observatory HAWC is an array of particle detectors deployed at a high-altitude site in Mexico. It observes very-high-energy gamma rays from the cosmos through measuring their interaction within the atmosphere. Here we give an overview on the detection technique, recent discoveries, and a recently installed high-energy upgrade.