AtmoHEAD: Atmospheric Monitoring for High-Energy Astroparticle Detectors

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Fabian Schussler (CEA/Irfu) , George Vasileiadis (LUPM) , Karim Louedec (LPSC, CNRS/IN2P3) , Mathieu de Naurois (LLR Ecole Polytechnique) , Ryan Chaves (CEA/SAp) , Thierry Stolarczyk (CEA Irfu) , Yves Gallant (LUPM, CNRS/IN2P3, U. Montpellier 2)
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  • See announcement for the SAp-AtmoHEAD Special Seminar on Monday here.
  • You may view or download the workshop poster here.
A 3-day international workshop on atmospheric monitoring and calibration for high-energy astroparticle detectors, with a view towards next-generation facilities.
The atmosphere is an integral component of many high-energy astroparticle detectors. Imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes and cosmic-ray extensive air shower detectors are the two instruments driving the rapidly evolving fields of very-high- and ultra-high-energy astrophysics. In these instruments, the atmosphere is used as a giant calorimeter where cosmic rays and gamma rays deposit their energy and initiate EASs; it is also the medium through which the resulting Cherenkov light propagates. Uncertainties in real-time atmospheric conditions and in the fixed atmospheric models typically dominate all other systematic errors. With the improved sensitivity of upgraded IACTs such as H.E.S.S.-II and MAGIC-II and future facilities like the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) and JEM-EUSO, statistical uncertainties are expected to be significantly reduced, leaving the atmosphere as the limiting factor in the determination of astroparticle spectra. Varying weather conditions necessitate the development of suitable atmospheric monitoring to be integrated in the overall instrument calibration, including Monte Carlo simulations. With expertise distributed across multiple collaborations and scientific domains, an inter-disciplinary workshop is being convened to advance progress on this critical and timely topic.
This workshop is financially supported by the French National Program for High Energies (Programme National de Hautes Energies, or PNHE).
  • Alexandre Boucaud
  • Aurelio Tonachini
  • Bianca Keilhauer
  • Bruno Khelifi
  • Cameron Rulten
  • Corneliu Rujoiu
  • Cécile Roucelle
  • Daniel Garrido Terrats
  • Dusan Mandat
  • Fabian Schüssler
  • Francois-Marie Breon
  • Fred Sarazin
  • George Vasileiadis
  • Giuseppe Leto
  • Guillaume Blanc
  • Joachim Hahn
  • Johana Chirinos
  • Joshua Colombi
  • Juan Vicente Pallotta
  • Jérémie MEHAULT
  • Karim Louedec
  • Karl Kosack
  • Konrad Bernlöhr
  • Laura Valore
  • Lawrence Wiencke
  • M.Clementina Medina
  • Maria Concetta Maccarone
  • Maria Haiduc
  • Maria Isabel Micheletti
  • Mario Buscemi
  • Markus Gaug
  • Martin Will
  • Mathieu Jacobé de Naurois
  • Michael Connolly
  • Michael Daniel
  • Michael Prouza
  • Michele Doro
  • Pablo Ristori
  • Raphaël Chalmé-Calvet
  • Remi Losno
  • Ricardo Zanmar Sanchez
  • Ryan Chaves
  • Sam Nolan
  • Simona Toscano
  • stephane vincent
  • Takayuki Tomida
  • Thierry Stolarczyk
  • Trent Grubb
  • Yves Balkanski
  • Yves Gallant