80 research institutions from fourteen countries have signed the agreement for the international R&D collaboration for a future wide field-of-view gamma-ray observatory in the southern hemisphere. The aim of the collaboration is to develop, over the next three years, a detailed proposal for the implementation of such an observatory, including site selection and technology choices. The partner countries of the Southern Wide field-of-view Gamma-ray Observatory (SWGO) are Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Croatia, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Peru, Portugal, South Korea, United Kingdom, United States, creating a worldwide community around the project. In addition, there are supporting scientists from 10 additional countries.
The current coordinators are:
Countries in which institutes have signed the “Statement of Interest” in SWGO are asked to appoint a national representative to sit on the SWGO Steering Committee. The current membership of the steering committee is:
The Spokesperson and Vice-spokespersons are ex-officio members of the steering committee.