Monday, February 18, 2013
Room 313 (Hynes Convention Center)
The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a particle physics experiment designed to search for various types of unusual matter by measuring cosmic rays. Its experiments help researchers study the formation of the Universe and search for evidence of dark matter as well as investigate antimatter. Installed on the ISS in May 2011, the AMS should be releasing its first results in time for the AAAS meeting.