Feb 13 – 16, 2012
Europe/Zurich timezone

Future plans of the Telescope Array experiment

Feb 16, 2012, 12:10 PM
500/1-001 - Main Auditorium (CERN)

500/1-001 - Main Auditorium


CERN, Geneva
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Shoichi Ogio (Osaka City University)


The Telescope Array (TA) experiment is the world’s first and the only air shower detector to be directly calibrated by an on-site accelerator beam. For wider and deeper understanding of cosmic rays via high precision measurements, we have several future plans for the TA experiment. One extension plan is called TA low energy extension (TALE), to extend the sensitive energy range to 10^16.5 eV in order to study the second knee of the cosmic ray spectrum and the galactic-extragalactic transition, and to characterize cosmic ray showers to compare with LHC measurements. TALE is an ongoing project. A second plan is to install a huge number of SDs and/or FDs in order to obtain the world's largest exposure and the finest accuracy to open a new window on astronomy with ultra high energy particles.

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Shoichi Ogio (Osaka City University)

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