The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is installed on the International Space Station (ISS) since May 2011. AMS is a complex particle detector designed to precisely meas-ure the fluxes of cosmic rays between 0.5 GeV and a few TeV. The physics goals of the experiment include the search for possible signals of dark matter annihilation and hints for primordial antimatter in the fluxes of cosmic rays.
This talk provides an overview over some of the most exiting and often surprising results from the first 8 years of AMS data dating on ISS. I will briefly discuss their impact on our understanding of the origin and transport of galactic cosmic rays.