The new grant for TAIGA

The Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation allocated a grant in the amount of 87.5 million rubles (for two years 2019-2020) for the construction of the largest TAIGA gamma observatory (Tunka Advanced Instrument for cosmic ray physics and Gamma-ray Astronomy).

TAIGA is designed for the study of gamma rays and charged cosmic rays in the energy range of 1013 eV – 1018 eV. It has the potential to play an important role in the search for Galactic Pevatrons and within a multi-messenger approach to explore the high-energy sky. Being the most advanced astrophysical facility in Russia, TAIGA affiliates about 80 scientists from 15 institutions in Russia and Europe (mostly Germany) and conserves very strong and fruitful cooperation with colleagues around the world.

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