The High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) gamma-ray observatory is a very-high-energy detector operating in central Mexico.
HAWC has a very high field of view (2 sr, similar to the field of view of humans) and operates almost continuously (>95% uptime). So HAWC is the ideal instrument to study transient sources, such as Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) and Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs) as well as to make unbiased surveys of the sky. The wide field of view of HAWC also allows it to study diffuse emission or extended gamma-ray sources.
Up until 2019, the Taboada group was a member of HAWC. Starting on summer 2019, the group has an associate membership and a significantly reduced participation in HAWC.