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 On Things to Come Webinar

Recent Status and Results of 

the Dark Matter Particle Explorer

Speaker: FAN Yizhong 

(Purple Mountain Observatory, CAS, China) 

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 

4 pm GMT+8

Watch it on Zoom or Bilibili
 
   

The Dark Matter Particle Explorer (DAMPE) is a satellite-borne, calorimetric type, high-energy-resolution cosmic ray and gamma-ray detector. It was launched in December 2015 and has been stably operating for almost six years. 

The major scientific objectives are dark matter indirect detection, cosmic ray physics and gamma-ray astronomy. Here I will report the on-orbit status of the detector and the obtained physical results, including the electron+positron, proton and Helium spectral measurements and gamma-ray line searches in wide energy ranges as well as other preliminary ones. I will also briefly introduce the conceptual design of Very Large Area gamma-ray Space Telescope (VLAST), a mission in proposal primarily aiming to detect the GeV-TeV photons with a large acceptance of ~10 m2 sr.

 

 

About Prof. FAN Yizhong

Yi-Zhong Fan is a research professor and the director of the division of Dark Matter and Space Astronomy of Purple Mountain Observatory, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Prof. Fan was born on April 27 1977 in Chongqing, China. In 2000 he graduated from Chang’an University and got the Bachelor degree on Survey Engineering. From September 2000 to June 2003 he studied high energy astrophysics in Nanjing University. 

He moved to Purple Mountain Observatory in September 2003 and got the PhD degree on astrophysics in March 2006. From October 2005 to November 2009 he worked in Hebrew University of Jerusalem and then Copenhagen University as a postdoctoral researcher. He visited University of Nevada, Las Vegas till March 2010. Since April 2010 he works as a member of the DAMPE team at Purple Mountain Observatory, serving as the vice director of the scientific application system of the satellite. He is in charge of the data analysis and theoretical researches of the DAMPE mission. In recent years, together with the DAMPE colleagues, Prof. Fan proposes the Very Large Area gamma-ray Space Telescope (VLAST) project, aiming at significantly advancing the dark matter and time domain astronomy studies in gamma-rays. His research interests include dark matter indirect detection, space astronomy and gravitational wave astrophysics.

 
 
Schedule

23 September 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Geraint Jones – ESA Comet Interceptor Mission [YouTube/Youku]
21 October 2020 
8 pm (GMT+8)
Ralph Lorenz – NASA Dragonfly Mission [YouTube/Youku]
4 November 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Wang Chi – ESA SMILE Mission [YouTube/Youku]
25 November 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Heike Rauer – ESA PLATO Mission [YouTube/Youku]
9 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Takehiko Satoh – JAXA Akatsuki Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
18 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Olivier Witasse – ESA JUICE Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
21 December 2020
4 pm (GMT+8)
Tomohiro Usui – JAXA MMX Mission [YouTube/Bilibili]
13 January 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Weiqun Gan – CAS ASO-S Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
27 January 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Giovanna Tinetti – ESA Ariel Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
24 February 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Johannes Benkhoff – ESA BepiColombo Mission I [YouTube/Bilibili] 
10 March 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Gabriele Cremonese – ESA BepiColombo Mission II  [YouTube/Bilibili] 
24 March 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Go Murakami – ESA BepiColombo Mission III [YouTube/Bilibili] 
7 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Yoshifumi Saito – ESA BepiColombo Mission IV [YouTube/Bilibili] 
14 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Daniel Mueller – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission I [YouTube/Bilibili] 
21 April 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Stefano Vitale – ESA LISA Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
6 May 2021
9 am (GMT+8)
Andy Cheng – NASA DART Mission [YouTube/Bilibili] 
12 May 2021
9 am (GMT+8)
Robert Pappalardo – NASA Europa Clipper [YouTube/Bilibili] 
19 May 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Saem Krucker – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission II Watch
25 May 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Sami Solanki – ESA Solar Orbiter Mission III Watch
2 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Athena Coustenis – ESA's ExoMars Missions Watch
9 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Yuan Weimin – CAS Einstein Probe Mission Watch
16 June 2021
10 am (GMT+8)
Evgenya Shkolnik – NASA SPARCS Mission Watch
30 June 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
René Laurelijs – ESA EUCLID Mission Watch
7 July 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
ZHAN Hu – CMS Chinese Space Station Telescope Watch
14 July 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Tomoko Arai – JAXA DESTINY+ Mission Watch
21 July 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
Micheal Küppers – ESA HERA Mission Watch
25 August 2021
4 pm (GMT+8) 
LI Zhengqiang – CAS Gaofen-5 Watch
9 Sept. 2021
10 am (GMT+8)
Lindy Elkins-Tanton – NASA Psyche Mission Watch
15 Sept. 2021
4 pm (GMT+8) 
LIN Honglei – CAS Tianwen-1 Watch 
22 Sept. 2021
9 am (GMT+8)
Hal Levison – NASA Lucy Mission Watch
29 Sept. 2021
9 am (GMT+8)
Ralph McNutt – NASA Interstellar Probe Watch
27 Oct. 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
FAN Yizhong – CAS DAMPE Mission Attend
10 Nov. 2021
4 pm (GMT+8)
ZHANG Peng – CAS Fengyun Mission

 
 

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