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The Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO)

While in the northern hemisphere the survey conducted by the HAWC and LHAASO gamma-ray observatories significantly enriched our knowledge on TeV gamma-ray sources, there is not such a facility in the Southern hemisphere yet. The MPIK is involved in the development of the next-generation Southern Wide-field Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO).

The highly international SWGO collaboration is currently deeply engaged in the prototyping of hardware and software, and working towards a design consolidation.