Experimental Complex TAIGA

Abstract

The astrophysical complex TAIGA (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic-ray physics and Gamma-ray Astronomy), whose first phase is being completed in the Tunka valley 50 km from Lake Baikal, is described. Its research program, first results, and development prospects are discussed.

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Funding

The work was supported by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation, state assignment FZZE-2020-0024 and contract no. 075-15-2019-1631; the Russian Science Foundation, project nos. 19-72-20067 (Sec. 4), 19-72-20173 (Sec. 3.2), 19-72-00010 (Sec. 3.3), and 19-72-20230 (Sec. 5); and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research, project nos. 19-52-44002 and 19-32-60003.

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Kuzmichev, L., Astapov, I., Bezyazykov, P. et al. Experimental Complex TAIGA. Phys. Atom. Nuclei 83, 1375–1382 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1134/S1063778820090161

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Keywords:

  • cosmic gamma radiation
  • Cherenkov radiation
  • extensive air shower
  • imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescope (IACT)