14-16 September 2015
Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY
Europe/Rome timezone

Telescope Array Extension

14 Sep 2015, 17:30
25m
Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY

Castello Angioino, Gallipoli, ITALY

New Technology and Next generation of Experiments New Technologies and Next generation of Experiments

Speaker

Dr Hiroyuki Sagawa (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo)

Description

The Telescope Array (TA) has an array of surface detectors (SD) 700 km^2 in area and three fluorescence telescope stations (FD) to explore the origin of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. We found evidence for the hotspot of arrival directions of the highest-energy cosmic rays above 5.7x10^19 eV, of which size is about 20 degrees in radius. To confirm what the origin of the hotspot is, we proposed to quadruple the TA. This proposal is called TAx4. From 10^15.6 eV to 10^18 eV, we expect the transition from galactic cosmic rays to extra-galactic cosmic rays. We constructed the TALE (TA Low-Energy extension) FD fully and the TALE SD partially. Since we found two breaks at 10^16.3 eV and 10^17.3 eV with the TALE FD, we proposed to construct remaining TALE SD to improve the resolution of the shower maximum depth measured with the TALE FD for composition identification. This proposal is called the TALE SD. In the spring of this year, both TAx4 SD and TALE SD were approved by a Japanese funding agency. Here we present the status of these projects.

Primary author

Dr Hiroyuki Sagawa (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo)

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