July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
Europe/Amsterdam timezone

High energy astroparticle physics for high school students

Aug 1, 2015, 3:30 PM
Amazon Foyer (World Forum)

Amazon Foyer

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Board: 225
Poster contribution CR-EX Poster 2 CR


Moritz Hütten (DESY Zeuthen)


The questions about the origin and type of cosmic particles are not only fascinating for scientists in astrophysics, but also for young enthusiastic high school students. To make them familiar with research in astroparticle physics, the Pierre Auger Collaboration agreed to make 1% of its data public available. The Pierre Auger Observatory investigates the cosmic rays at the highest energies and consists of more than 1600 water Cherenkov detectors, located near Malargüe, Argentina. With the available public data, students can perform their own hands-on analysis of data from this experiment. In the framework of an Auger Masterclass organised within the context of the German outreach network “Netzwerk Teilchenwelt” they do get an insight into cosmic ray physics and scientific research concepts. We present the project and experiences with students.
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 490
Collaboration -- not specified --

Primary author


Anneli Schulz (DESY) Hans-Peter Bretz (DESY) Julian Rautenberg (Bergische Universität Wuppertal) Lew Classen (University Erlangen-Nuremberg) Markus Holler (LLR - Ecole Polytechnique) Moritz Hütten (DESY Zeuthen) Susanne Raab (ECAP)

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