Latest Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory

Sep 29, 2022, 3:30 PM
Sestri Levante

Sestri Levante

Grand Hotel dei Castelli, Via Penisola Levante, 26, 16039 Sestri Levante (GE), Italy
Oral contribution Session 8


Francesco Salamida (Università dell'Aquila)


In the new scientific era of multi-messenger astronomy, ultra-high-energy cosmic rays offer a very rare opportunity to investigate the nature of astro- physical sources and particle interactions at energies far from current particle accelerators capabilities. With almost 20 years of operation, the Pierre Auger Observatory is the world’s largest cosmic ray detector providing a unique data set of the most energetic particles in the Universe. The Observatory employs a hybrid technique: a Surface Detector consisting of 1660 Water Cherenkov de- tectors and covering an area of 3000 km2 and 27 Fluorescence telescopes. A review of selected results is presented, focusing on the energy spectrum, mass composition measurements, search for sources, neutral particles and fundamen- tal physics. The future prospects of the Observatory will also be discussed in light of the AugerPrime upgrade currently under construction.

Primary author

Francesco Salamida (Università dell'Aquila)

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