13-16 February 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

Simulation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray Propagation

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500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


CERN, Geneva
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Dr Peter Schiffer (University of Hamburg)


A future Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray (UHECR) Observatory will provide an unprecedented amount of high quality UHECR data. The astrophysical interpretation of this data requires a detailed Monte Carlo simulation of UHECR propagation. The publicly available code CRPropa allows such a simulation, taking into account all relevant energy losses in ambient photon fields and deflections in structured magnetic fields. In this talk the CRPropa software is introduced, recent developments like the extension to UHE nuclei propagation as well as future challenges are discussed.

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Dr Peter Schiffer (University of Hamburg)


Arjen van Vliet (University of Hamburg) Prof. Guenter Sigl (University of Hamburg) Joerg Kulbartz (University of Hamburg) Karl-Heinz Kampert (Universität Wuppertal) Luca Maccione (LMU Muenchen) Nils Nierstenhoefer (BU Wuppertal)

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