22-28 July 2010
Palais des Congrès de Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Recent Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory

24 Jul 2010, 17:10
17m
Salle 251 ()

Salle 251

Parallel Session Talk 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology 11 - Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology

Speaker

Karl-Heinz Kampert (Universität Wuppertal)

Description

The Pierre Auger Observatory is a hybrid air shower experiment which uses multiple detection techniques to investigate the origin, spectrum, and composition of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. We present recent results on these topics and discuss their implications to the understanding the origin of the most energetic particles in nature as well as for physics beyond the Standard Model, such as violation of Lorentz invariance and “top-down” models of cosmic ray production. Future plans, including enhancements underway at the southern site in Argentina will be presented.

Primary author

Karl-Heinz Kampert (Universität Wuppertal)

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