HAWC @ Georgia Tech

HAWC - July 15, 2014
HAWC – July 15, 2014

The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory is a very-high-energy detector operating in central Mexico.

HAWC has a very high field of view (2 sr, similar to the field of view of humans) and operates almost continuously (>95% uptime). So HAWC is the ideal instrument to study transient sources, such as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) and Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) as well as to make unbiased surveys of the sky. The wide field of view of HAWC also allows it to study diffuse emission or extended gamma-ray sources.

The Taboada group uses HAWC data to search for very-high-energy emission from GRBs.