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Search for a Dark Matter Signature with the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS-02) Experiment (DARKMATTERAMS)

Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer is a multi-purpose particle physics experiment that has been carried to the International Space Station with the launch of Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-134, that took place on 16th of May, 2011. AMS-02 was installed to its final position on the 19th of May, 2011 and has been taking cosmic-ray data since. AMS has already collected billions of particles in low earth orbit and is now under a calibration and data validation period. AMS will measure cosmic-ray spectrum for photons and charged particles, as well as for primary elements upto Fe with unprecedented accuracy. Specifically, the energy spectra of photons, electrons, positrons and anti-protons can contain signatures of dark-matter annihilation in the galactic halo and METU team will concentrate efforts on understanding these spectra.