Feb 13 – 16, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

What the radio signal tells about the cosmic-ray air shower.

Feb 15, 2012, 4:50 PM
503/1-001 - Council Chamber (CERN)

503/1-001 - Council Chamber


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Prof. Olaf Scholten (KVI/Univ. of Groningen)


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.

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Prof. Olaf Scholten (KVI/Univ. of Groningen)

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