ASTRODEBATA / Blaž Bortolato: Learning the Composition of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays

Date of publication: 19. 10. 2023
12:00 - 13:00
Kuščerjev seminar in online
ID: 92133729288
Astrodebata (prej napovedana za četrtek, 19. oktobra) bo v torek, 24. oktobra! Blaž Bortolato (IJS) bo predstavil metodo za določanje sestave kozmičnih delcev visokih energij. Astrodebata bo v angleščini. Vabljeni v živo in na Zoom!

torek, 24. oktober ob 12h v Kuščerjevem seminarju Tuesday, October 24th at 12:00 Kuščerjev seminar (4th floor)

Blaž Bortolato (IJS)

Learning the Composition of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays

Earth is continuously exposed to a flux of cosmic particles, some of which carry very large energies, of the order of $10^{18}$ eV - $10^{20}$ eV. The origin and composition of these ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) are still open problems.

In this talk, I will present a novel method for inferring the mass composition of UHECRs from the electromagnetic profile of their air showers. Furthermore, I will explore opportunities for enhancing the statistical significance of this dataset by exploiting its correlation with other shower observables.