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The HAWC gamma-ray observatory

Miguel Alejandro Mostafá

Professor of Physics and of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Miguel Alejandro Mostafá
Director of the Center for Multimessenger Astrophysics


M.S. in Nuclear Engineering, Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina
Ph.D in Particle Physics, Instituto Balseiro, Bariloche, Argentina


Particle Astrophysics
  • Experimental
  • Ultra-high energy cosmic rays
  • Very-high energy gamma rays
  • High energy neutrinos
  • Multimessenger astrophysics

Selected recent publications:

Renowned papers:

  1. Multi-messenger Observations of a Binary Neutron Star MergerAstrophys.J. 848 (2017) no.2, L12 
  2. Measurement of the Energy Spectrum of Cosmic Rays above 10^18 eV Using the Pierre Auger ObservatoryPhys.Lett. B685 (2010) 239-246 
  3. Measurement of the Depth of Maximum of Extensive Air Showers above 10^18 eVPhys.Rev.Lett. 104 (2010) 091101
  4. Observation of the suppression of the flux of cosmic rays above 4×10^19 eVPhys.Rev.Lett. 101 (2008) 061101
  5. Correlation of the highest energy cosmic rays with nearby extragalactic objectsScience 318 (2007) 938-943 
  6. The Upgraded D0 detectorNucl.Instrum.Meth. A565 (2006) 463-537
  7. Properties and performance of the prototype instrument for the Pierre Auger ObservatoryNucl.Instrum.Meth. A523 (2004) 50-95
  8. Observation and properties of the 𝑋(3872) decaying to 𝐽/𝜓𝜋+𝜋− in 𝑝-bar(𝑝) collisions at √s=1.96 TeVPhys.Rev.Lett. 93 (2004) 162002

Honors and Awards

  • Elected Fellow of the American Physical Society in 2016
  • 2016 C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching sponsored by the Eberly College of Science Alumni Society at Penn State
  • Outstanding Mentor Award presented by the Students as Leaders in Science at Colorado State University in 2009
  • Student Choice Award 2007 sponsored by the Associated Students of the University of Utah