3-10 August 2016
Chicago IL USA
US/Central timezone
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Simulation, design and testing of the HT-KZ Ultra-high energy cosmic rays detector system

Aug 6, 2016, 6:00 PM
Riverwalk A/B

Riverwalk A/B

Poster Detector: R&D and Performance Poster Session


Mr Alisher Duspayev (Nazarbayev University)


In the field of High Energy Physics today there are several open topics that are left. The Higgs boson has been recently discovered, neutrino oscillations are being studied, and some hints of the dark matter have been detected as well. Another remaining mystery is the origin and the nature of the Ultra-high energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR). There is an active project at Nazarbayev University to construct the HT-KZ (HorizonT-Kazakhstan) detector system in collaboration with FIAN Tyan Shan high-altitude Science Station. The full R&D is underway. A significant part of this process is the simulation, testing and construction of individual particle detectors due to the requirements of robustness and high linear range of such detectors combined with low cost and long-term operations with minimal maintenance. The poster will present the latest results of the simulation activities and hardware testing of different detection media (e.g. glass, scintillator, Cerenkov plastic) and photodetector technologies (PMT, MPPC and similar) as applicable to the HT-KZ requirements. Additionally, general information about the HT-KZ design will be presented as well.

Primary author

Mr Alisher Duspayev (Nazarbayev University)


Prof. Dmitriy Beznosko (Nazarbayev University)

Presentation materials