23-28 June 2014
Amsterdam
Europe/Zurich timezone

Acceleration to ultra-high energies

26 Jun 2014, 15:35
25m
Room 4 (Tuschinski Theatre)

Room 4

Tuschinski Theatre

Presentation Cosmic Rays Cosmic Rays

Speaker

Dr Martin Lemoine (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)

Description

The origin of the highest energy cosmic rays with energy >~ 10^{18}eV is a rather intricate puzzle, with a central question: how to accelerate particles to extreme energies ~10^{20}eV or more, and in which astrophysical source? Other questions arise as well, such as: are these cosmic rays protons or nuclei? Why is there no powerful source in the arrival directions of the highest energy cosmic rays? This talk will discuss constraints on the possible nature of these particles and of their sources, putting strong emphasis on the physics of acceleration to extreme energies.

Primary author

Dr Martin Lemoine (Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris)

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