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July 29, 2015 to August 6, 2015
World Forum
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Combined analysis of accelerator and ultra-high energy cosmic ray data

Aug 3, 2015, 2:45 PM
Yangtze 2 (World Forum)

Yangtze 2

World Forum

Churchillplein 10 2517 JW Den Haag The Netherlands
Oral contribution CR-EX Parallel CR14 Hadr Int


Colin Baus (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))


The complexity of the development of extensive air showers makes it extremely difficult to study the nature and the sources of cosmic rays at ultra-high energies. The largest uncertainties are related to the modelling of hadronic interactions in the air shower cascade. The sensitivity to the theoretical description is maximised when measurements in the forward phase-space at accelerators are combined with measurements based on cosmic ray data. So far, this method has never been applied to constrain interaction models. Here, we outline a strategy to find an optimal global description of the underlying physics, ultimately leading to a consistent understanding of astrophysics as well as hadronic interaction physics at ultra-high energies.
Collaboration -- not specified --
Registration number following "ICRC2015-I/" 345

Primary authors

Colin Baus (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Dr Ralf Matthias Ulrich (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE))


Anatoli Fedynitch (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Clemens Wohrmann (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Igor Katkov (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Sebastian Samuel Baur (KIT - Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (DE)) Dr Tanguy Pierog (KIT)

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