Feb 13 – 16, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

Using CORSIKA to quantify Telescope Array surface detector response

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500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


CERN, Geneva
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Dr Benjamin Stokes (University of Utah)


Historically, studies of surface detector response have been severely limited by the inability to simulate charge density fluctuations at the distance scale of individual detector units. We present a two-prong solution. First, we have developed a technique that allows us to run the unmodified CORSIKA in parallel mode. This has allowed us to simulate $\sim100$ non-thinned CORSIKA showers in the $10^{19}$~eV epoch. Second, we have developed a dethinning algorithm that enables us to reconstruct the information lost using the CORSIKA thinning option. This algorithm is validated by comparison with the unthinned parallel showers mentioned above. By convolving a $10^{4}$ event shower library of dethinned CORSIKA events with the Telescope Array surface detector response, we will characterize our surface detector observational capabilities and present extensive Data/Monte Carlo comparisons.

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Dr Benjamin Stokes (University of Utah)


Mr Dmitri Ivanov (Rutgers University and University of Utah) Prof. Gordon Thomson (University of Utah)

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