May 25 – 27, 2011
Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy
Europe/Rome timezone
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Astroparticle and Particle Physics with HiSCORE

May 26, 2011, 5:25 PM
Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy

Rettorato, University Roma TRE, Roma, Italy

Viale Ostiense 159 00148, Roma Italy Room: Aula Magna


Dr Martin Tluczykont (University of Hamburg)


We propose to explore the cosmic ray and gamma-ray sky (accelerator sky) in the so far poorly covered energy range from 10 TeV to 1 EeV. The main motivation for observations in this energy regime is to solve the origin of Galactic cosmic rays. Further different questions of astroparticle and particle physics could be addressed in this energy regime. Furthermore, new physics questions might arise by opening the last remaining observation window of gamma-ray astronomy (TeV/PeV). The proposed large-area (100 square-km) wide-angle (0.9 sr) air Cherenkov detector HiSCORE (Hundred Square-km Cosmic ORigin Explorer) is based on non-imaging Cherenkov light-front sampling with sensitive large-area detector modules of the order of 0.5 square-m. Sampling the lateral photon density and arrival-time distribution allows the reconstruction of the direction, the energy and the particle type (mainly shower depth) of the primary particle. The physics motivations, the detector concept, the expected performance and the current status of the experiment will be presented.

Primary author

Dr Martin Tluczykont (University of Hamburg)


Mr Daniel Hampf (University of Hamburg) Prof. Dieter Horns (University of Hamburg) Rayk Nachtigall (University of Hamburg) Robert Eichler (University of Hamburg) Mr Tanja Kneiske (University of Hamburg)

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