What the radio signal tells about the cosmic-ray air shower.
Presented by Prof. Olaf SCHOLTEN on 15 Feb 2012 from 16:50 to 17:10
The physics of radio emission from cosmic-ray induced air showers is shortly summarized. It will be shown that the radio signal at different distances from the shower axis provides complementary information of the longitudinal shower evolution, in particular the early part, and the distribution of the electrons in the shower core. This complements the information obtained from surface, fluorescence, and muon detectors and is very useful in getting a comprehensive picture of an air shower.