EGI Document 3740-v1
VO SLA lagoproject.net and VO OLA lagoproject.net
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- The LAGO (Latin American Giant Observatory) project is an extended Astroparticle Observatory at global scale. It is mainly oriented to basic research on three branches of astroparticle physics: the extreme universe, space weather phenomena, and atmospheric radiation at ground level. The LAGO detection network consists in single or small arrays of particle detectors at ground level, spanning over different sites located at significantly different latitudes (currently from Mexico up to the Antarctic region) and different altitudes (from sea level up to more than 5000 meters over sea level), covering a huge range of geomagnetic rigidity cut-offs and atmospheric absorption/reaction levels. The LAGO Project is operated by the LAGO Collaboration, a non-centralized and distributed collaborative network of more than 100 scientists from more than 30 institutions in 11 countries. Finally, detectors installed in various universities are used as a tool to teach students about particle and astroparticle physics, in particular by leading them to the measurement of the muon decay.
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