A conceptual design for a large ground array of Fluorescence Detectors
Presented by Prof. Paolo PRIVITERA on 16 Feb 2012 from 11:50 to 12:10
In order to understand the composition and hadronic interactions of ultra-high energy cosmic rays above $10^19.5$ eV, currently limited by statistics, the next generation of experiments must provide a precise measurement of the maximum shower development with a large aperture. We propose a novel design of fluorescence detectors arranged in a large ($\ge 40000$ km$^2$) ground array. The shower reconstruction is obtained from the time development of the fluorescence signal only, with a significant simplification of the detector design and reduction of costs. Simulations of the conceptual design are presented.
Address: CERN, Geneva
Room: Main Auditorium
- Dr. Pedro FACAL SAN LUIS University of Chicago
- Dr. Maria MONASOR University of Chicago
- Dr. Christopher WILLIAMS University of Chicago