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XVI International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions (ISVHECRI 2010)

chaired by Lawrence W. Jones (University of Michigan), Peter O. Mazur (Fermilab)
from to (US/Central)
at Fermilab ( One West )
PO Box 500 Batavia, IL 60510

The 16th meeting of the biennial conference series, the International Symposium on Very High Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions (ISVHECRI 2010), was held at Fermilab June 28 to July 2, 2010.

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Topics coverd in this Symposium:
  • Recent accelerator data and results
  • Hadronic cross sections
  • Sensitivity of Monte Carlo models to data
  • Extensive air shower experiments, E > 100 TeV
  • Experiments above the Ankle
  • Emulsion chambers
  • Anisotropy
  • Muons
  • Balloon and satellite experiments
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  • Monday, June 28, 2010
    • 08:45 - 09:00 Welcome
      • 08:45 Symposium Opening Remarks 5'
        Speaker: Local Organizing Committee (ISVHECRI 2010)
      • 08:50 Welcome from the Fermilab Directorate 10'
        Speaker: Dr. Young-Kee Kim (Deputy Director, Fermilab)
    • 09:00 - 10:40 Introductory presentations
      • 09:00 Accelerator Data 50'
        I shall present selected examples of accelerator data, mainly from hadron colliders, that are relevant for understanding cosmic ray showers. I focus on the forward region, x(Feynman) > 0.05, where high energy data are scarce, since the emphasis in collider physics became high-pT phenomena. I discuss whether that situation can be improved.
        Speaker: Dr. Michael Albrow (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file
      • 09:50 Cosmic rays: current status 50'
        Important new results in four areas of particle astrophysics are on the agenda of this conference: atmospheric leptons; direct measurements of composition and spectrum to 100 TeV; air shower measurements from the knee to the ankle; and the upper end of the cosmic-ray spectrum.  Each of these topics has a long history, with the techniques and the basic questions being established early on. What is relative contribution of pions, kaons and charm to leptons in the atmosphere?  Do all species of primary cosmic rays have the same source spectra and propagation history?  Where is the transition from galactic cosmic rays to a higher energy population of particles from extra-galactic sources?   Is there a suppression of the highest energy particles due to energy loss during propagation through the cosmic background radiation?  In this introductory talk I will comment on the current status of each topic in its historical context.
        Speaker: Prof. Thomas Gaisser (University of Delaware)
        Material: Paper link Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:40 - 11:10 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 11:10 - 12:00 Introductory presentations: 2
      • 11:10 Relating accelerator data and models 50'
        The study of  high energy cosmic rays requires a good understanding of the properties of hadronic interactions.
        Information on the  strong interactions can be obtained in experimental  studies  at accelerators,
        however   the modeling of  cosmic  rays  showers requires  an extrapolation of the  observations  made at accelators with  some  guidance from theoretical ideas.
        This talk  will review some of the key problems for these extrapolations 
        and the resulting systematic uncertainties.
        The possibility to obtain information on the  hadronic nteractions from  
        cosmic  ray observations will also be considered.
        Speaker: Dr. Paolo Lipari (INFN Roma 1)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:00 - 12:30 Recent relevant accelerator data and results: 1
      Convener: Dr. Bryan Pattison (CERN)
      • 12:00 Particle production Experiments and their relevance to understanding Extensive Air showers 30'
        Calculations of fluxes of atmospheric neutrinos and muons from extensive air showers suffer from our lack of knowledge of hadronic production processes. We are dependent of particle production models which suffer from systematics from both model dependent assumptions as well as the data used to tune them.
        We will present recent published data from NA49, and NA61 experiments as well as present analysis from the MIPP experiment relevant to particle production and air showers. Prospects of getting higher quality data using the MIPP upgrade will be discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Rajendran Raja (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:30 - 13:30 lunch ( Cafeteria )
    • 13:30 - 15:30 Recent relevant accelerator data and results: 2
      Convener: Dr. Bryan Pattison (CERN)
      • 13:30 Perspectives on Nuclear Physics Input into High-Energy Cosmic Ray Interactions 30'
        Recent ultra high-energy cosmic ray data hints an increase of heavier nuclei in the composition of the cosmic ray flux, accentuating the importance of more precise nuclear physics input. In this talk recent results from relativistic heavy ion and other nuclear experiments will be summarized and the possible impact of these results on understanding cosmic ray interactions will be discussed.
        Speaker: Prof. Baha Balantekin (University of Wisconsin)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:00 Recent accelerator data and results from the Tevatron 30'
        We present relevant results from CDF and D0, including diffractive and elastic scattering, and other inclusive measurements.
        Speaker: Dr. Mary Convery (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:30 Status and Prospects from the ATLAS Detector 30'
        Since the startup of the LHC in December 2009, the ATLAS detector has been accumulating data from collisions at center of mass energies of 900 GeV and 7 TeV. Although the integrated luminosity is still low, it is increasing at an accelerated pace. The data have already made it possible to commission and calibrate the various subdetectors, understand their performance in detail and refine the trigger and software reconstruction algorithms. Initial measurements on charged particle multiplicities at \sqrt{s} = 900 GeV and 7 TeV as a function of pseudorapidity and transverse momentum have allowed comparisons to results from other experiments at the lower center of mass energy and to various Monte Carlo models of minimum bias events. Standard Model electroweak processes are also being used as benchmarks for validating the analysis and simulation tools. With the higher luminosity expected in the coming year, stringent tests of higher order QCD processes could be achieved. Various models of new physics could be probed and significant constraints obtained. The status of the detector will be summarized, and a brief review of physics results and expectations from early analyses will be given.
        Speaker: Prof. Georges Azuelos (Univ. de Montreal)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 15:00 Recent Results from CMS 30'
        The status of CMS concerning the 2009 run and the first data recorded at 7 TeV in 2010 will be reported. After a summary of the LHC and detector performance, including some example of interesting events, the talk will focus to the first results obtained. In particular, emphasis will be given to low-pT QCD physics including charged hadron spectra, the measurement of Bose-Einstein correlations (BEC) and of underlying event properties.
        Speaker: Dr. Ambra Gresele (Trento University)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 16:00 - 17:35 Recent relevant accelerator data and results: 3
      Convener: Prof. Oscar Saavedra (Università di Torino / INFN, Torino)
      • 16:00 Status and prospects from TOTEM 30'
        Totem is exploring the forward region at
        pseudorapidity larger than 3.1; its main goal is the measurement of the
        total and elastic cross-section at 14 TeV and the study of diffractive
        physics in the forward region.
        The experiment is now built and almost
        completely commissioned; data taking started in December 2009.
        TOTEM aims at measuring the total cross section beyond 1 TeV/c with the
        unprecedented precision of 1 % by using the luminosity independent method,
        based on the simultaneous detection of elastic scattering at low
        momentum transfer and of the inelastic interactions. To achieve this,
        protons scattered at very small angles in elastic or quasi-elastic
        reactions will be measured in telescopes of silicon detectors enclosed
        in Roman Pots, placed on both sides of the intersection regions;
        inelastically produced secondaries will be measured by a forward
        inelastic detector covering the region 3 < eta <7 with full azimutal
        The TOTEM physics program includes the measurement of forward
        charged multiplicity distributions at the TEV scale, important for the
        understanding of the cosmic ray events. TOTEM will take data under all
        LHC beam conditions including standard high luminosity runs to maximize
        its physics goals.
        Speaker: Dr. Emilio Radicioni (INFN/CERN)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 16:30 LHCf measurements of very forward particles at LHC 30'
        LHCf (Large Hadron Collider forward) is a dedicated experiment to measure the
        neutral particles emitted around zero degree of LHC interactions.   Energy and Pt
        spectra of photons, pi-zero and neutral hadrons at such forward region are crucial 
        to qualify the existing interaction models and to improve them for cosmic-ray physics.
        From the end of 2009, LHCf has successfully taken data at LHC collisions at sqrt(s)=
        0.9 and 7TeV.  In this presentation, the first results of LHCf mainly obtained since
        April 2010 will be presented together with the prediction of various interaction 
        Speaker: Dr. Takashi SAKO (Solar-Terrestrial Environment laboratory, Nagoya University)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file
      • 17:00 CASTOR LHC and cosmic rays 15'
        CASTOR, a very forward (5.2<η<6.6) Čerenkov-light, tungsten/quartz calorimeter was installed and commissioned at CMS (LHC) in 2009. The calorimeter, with 16-fold φ-segmentation, 14-fold z-segmentation (224 channels) and 10λ(int), has been obtaining data since November 2009. The physics to be addressed with CASTOR include forward energy flow in pp, AA and pA, critical for the screening of EAS MC codes, as well as “exotic” topics, such as “Centauro” and “long penetrating” events, observed in VHE cosmic-ray data. The later constitute the reason for the novel design of the calorimeter. The first operational experience with CASTOR at CMS and the possibility of identifying “long penetrating” events will be presented and discussed.
        Speaker: Prof. Edwin Norbeck (University of Iowa)
        Material: Paper link word file Slides powerpoint file
      • 17:15 First physics results at LHCb 20'
        First pp collisions at sqrt(s) = 0.9 and 7 TeV have been recorded by the LHCb detector using a minimum bias trigger. These data are very valuable to commission the detector and trigger algorithms, but will also be used to perform a number of interesting minimum bias physics measurements, in the forward region covered by the LHCb detector (polar angles between 15 and 300 mrad), amongst which measurements of the prompt Kshort, Lambda, anti-Lambda, proton, anti-proton production cross sections, as well as of the Lambda transverse polarization. The motivations, ingredients and status of such measurements will be discussed, and preliminary results shown where available.
        Speaker: Mr. Christian Linn (University Heidelberg)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides pdf file
    • 17:35 - 19:30 Reception ( Wilson Hall 15 North Crossover )
      The reception is scheduled for two hours and will end at 7:30 pm
      Buses will leave at 7:30 pm
  • Tuesday, June 29, 2010
    • 08:30 - 08:50 Recent relevant accelerator data and results: 4
      Convener: Prof. Oscar Saavedra (Università di Torino / INFN, Torino)
      • 08:30 First Results from the ALICE Experiment at the LHC 20'
        The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN (Geneva, Switzerland) has successfully started operation in 2009. Collisions of protons at energies of 7 TeV are being provided to the experiments, the highest center-of-mass energy ever achieved in accelerators. The ALICE experiment at the LHC is designed for the investigation of heavy-ion collisions, but it is also well suited for studies of pp collisions.
        In this talk, first results of the ALICE experiment from pp collisions at the LHC will be presented.
        Speaker: Dr. Henner Buesching (University of Frankfurt)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 08:50 - 10:30 Balloon and Satellite Experiments: 1
      • 08:50 Balloon-borne and Space-based Particle Measurements with Magnetic Spectrometers 50'
        Using high-performance superconducting or permanent magnets coupled with precision detector systems, magnetic-rigidity spectrometers have the unique ability to completely identify incident particles by charge, charge-sign, mass, and energy. Magnetic spectrometers are central to measurements of cosmic antiparticles and the spectra of light isotopes and elements. Positron and antiproton spectra measured by magnetic spectrometers are important in constraining dark-matter models as well as models for the origin, acceleration, and transport of cosmic rays in the Galaxy and Heliosphere. Searches for heavier antinuclei probe symmetry-breaking processes in the early Universe. Measurements of light-isotope spectra to relativistic velocities constrain models for cosmic-ray transport and storage in the Galaxy. Instrumental techniques used in modern magnetic-rigidity spectrometers and results from recent experiments will be reviewed. Prospects for future magnetic spectrometer instruments will be discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. John Mitchell (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 09:40 Balloon-borne and Space-based Experiments with Non-magnetic Detectors 50'
        Direct measurements of cosmic rays with satellite or balloon-borne detectors are used for understanding cosmic ray origin, acceleration and propagation, exploring the supernova acceleration limit, and searching for exotic sources such as dark matter. Their energy reach is currently limited to ~10^15 eV by the detector size and exposure time, but incident particles are identified element-by-element with excellent charge resolution. A challenge of balloon-borne and space-based experiments is that the detectors must be large enough to collect adequate statistics, yet stay within the weight limit for available space flight.  Innovative approaches now promise high quality measurements over an energy range that was not previously possible. Recent measurement results will be reviewed and their implications will be discussed. The outlook for existing and future experiments with non-magnetic detectors will also be discussed.
        Speaker: Prof. Eun-Suk Seo (University of Maryland)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 10:30 - 11:00 Conference Photo & coffee break ( Outside One West )
      All ISVHECRI 2010 participants are invited to be a part of the Conference Photo. The location will be in the atrium or on the front steps, depending on the weather.
    • 11:00 - 12:20 Balloon and Satellite Experiments: 2
      • 11:00 Status of AMS 20'
        The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) is a major particle physics experiment on the International Space Station (ISS).  AMS is a general purpose particle physics spectrometer using the technologies commonly employed at CERN and Fermilab and upgraded for space applications. The properties of the AMS detector are that it will provide a coordinate resolution of 10 microns, a timing resolution of 150 ps and a velocity resolution of 1 part in 1000.  It will simultaneously measure e+, e-, p, p-bar and nuclei up to the TeV region.  For its 20 year stay on the ISS it will provide a sensitive search for the origins of Dark Matter, the existence of antimatter, the existence of strangelets and so forth.
         AMS is a DOE sponsored international collaboration involving 600 scientists from 16 countries.  It is schedule to be transported by the Space Shuttle to ISS in November 2010.
        Speakers: Prof. Samuel C.C. Ting (MIT), Prof. Andrei Kounine (MIT)
        Material: Paper link word file pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 11:20 Balloon-borne gamma-ray telescope with nuclear emulsion 15'
        We are planning to observe cosmic gamma-ray in the energy range 10MeV to 100GeV by balloon-borne gamma-ray telescope with nuclear emulsion. Nuclear emulsion is a precise tracker. By detecting starting point of electron pair, gamma-ray direction can be determined precisely (1.4mrad@1-2GeV). This is much better than Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope launched June 2008. Now we are developing the gamma-ray telescope with nuclear emulsion and are planning to observe by balloon flight. Overview and status of our telescope is talked in this presentation.
        Speaker: Dr. Satoru Takahashi (Nagoya University)
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      • 11:35 The JEM-EUSO Mission to Explore the Extreme Universe 15'
        The JEM-EUSO mission explores the origin of the extreme energy comic-rays (EECRs) above 10^20 eV and challenges to the limit of the basic physics, through the observations, of their arrival directions and energies. It is designed to observe more than 1,000 events of EECRs above 7x10^19 eV in its five-year operation with an exposure larger than 1 million km^2 /sr/year. The super-wide-field (60 degrees) telescope with a diameter of about 2.5m looks down the atmosphere of the night-side of the earth to detect near UV photons (330-400nm, both fluorescent and Cherenkov photons) emitted from the giant air-shower produced by an EECR. The arrival direction map with 1,000 events naturally tells us the origin of the EECRs and allows us to identify the EECR sources to known astronomical objects. The comparison among the energy spectra of the spatially resolved individual sources will clarify the acceleration/emission mechanism, and also finally confirm the Greisen-Zatse'pin-Kuzmin process for the validation of Lorentz invariance up to ~10^11. Neutral components (neutrinos and gamma rays) can also be detected as well, if their fluxes are high enough. The JEM-EUSO mission is planned to be launched by a H2B rocket about 2015 and transferred to ISS by H2 Transfer Vehicle (HTV). It will be attached to the external experiment platform of “KIBO” which completed July 2009 by STS-127 mission of the space shuttle.
        Speaker: Dr. James H. Adams, Jr. (NASA/MSFC)
        Material: Paper link word file Slides unknown type file
      • 11:50 On the electron/positron excesses and the knee of cosmic ray spectra 15'
        Based on the cosmic rays acceleration in the young supernova remnant like environment, electron and positron pair production through the interactions between high energy cosmic rays and radiation background photons is studied. It is found that both the electron/positron excesses and the knee structure of the cosmic ray spectra can be explained with one set of the source parameters.
        Speaker: Prof. Yuqian Ma (IHEP)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 12:05 Atmospheric Effects of High Energy Cosmic Rays 15'
        It has been suggested that events such as supernovae, gamma ray bursts (GRBs) and motion of the Sun perpendicular to the galactic plane may expose the Earth to an enhanced flux of high energy Cosmic Rays (HECRs). The electromagnetic component of the resulting air showers leads to an increase in  ionization and dissociation in the atmosphere which results in a series of chemical reactions. These reactions occurring in the stratosphere deplete the ozone, resulting in an increase in the solar UVB flux at the ground level. This could be harmful to a variety of organisms such as phytoplanktons which form the base of the food chain. Enhanced ionization could also result in an increase in the low altitude cloud cover, thereby increasing the albedo and cooling the planet. Magnitude of these effects depend on the flux of cosmic rays hitting the atmosphere. Using CORSIKA and NASA GSFC 2D photochemical code, we perform detailed computer simulations of 10 GeV – 1 PeV range primaries interacting with the Earth's atmosphere and construct a model to quantify these effects for an arbitrary astrophysical source. Data up to PeV primaries is freely available and is being extended for EeV primaries.
        Speaker: Mr. Dimitra Atri (University of Kansas)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 12:20 - 13:20 lunch ( Cafeteria )
    • 13:20 - 14:25 Hadronic cross sections: 1
      Convener: Prof. Thomas Gaisser (University of Delaware)
      • 13:20 "Hadron cross sections: from cyclotrons to colliders to cosmic rays" 50'
        Using the Froissart bound as a unifying theme,  I will show that 
        the experimental data for hadronic crosssections, from nucleon-nucleon,
        pion-proton, gamma-p and gamma*-p, are all consistent with a high energy
        behavior saturating the Froissart bound, all rising with energy as log^2(s).
        Using analyticity constraints that tie in very accurate low-energy total
        cross section measurements for pp and pbar-p scattering, we make very 
        precise predictions for both LHC and cosmic ray energy cross sections.
        Speaker: Prof. Martin Block (Northwestern University)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:10 The proton-air inelastic cross-section measurement at sqrt(s) ~ 2 TeV from EAS-TOP experiment. 15'
        The proton-air inelastic cross section measurement at sqrt(s) ~2 TeV  from the EAS-TOP Extensive Air Shower experiment is reported. The technique exploits cosmic ray proton primaries, in the energy region $E_0 = 1.5- 2.5 x 10^15 eV, studying the absorption length of their cascades when detected at maximum development.  Primary energies are selected through the EAS muon number, and proton originated  cascades at maximum development  by means of  the shower size.  The shower and detector fluctuations are obtained  by means of  simulations performed using the CORSIKA code and the QGSJET II and SIBYLL   interaction models.  The statistical and systematic uncertainties, as well as  the relationships with the pp total cross section measurements are discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Gian Carlo TRINCHERO (INAF-IFSI and INFN Torino)
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    • 14:25 - 15:25 Sensitivity of Monte Carlo models to data
      Convener: Dr. Paolo Lipari (INFN Roma 1)
      • 14:25 Modeling Hadronic Multiparticle Production at Very High Energy 1h0'
        After introducing the general structure of event generators used for simulating cosmic ray interactions we describe the underlying philosophy of the Monte Carlo models EPOS, QGSJET, SIBYLL, and DPMJET. Some of the important assumptions of the models are reviewed in detail and the prediction obtained with the models are discussed. The reliability of the predictions is one of the key questions for which the new LHC data give valuable input. The relation of model predictions to general air shower features will be presented and uncertainties estimated. Finally, the most important open questions will be listed and ways of addressing them outlined.
        Speaker: Dr. Ralph Engel (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT))
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Poster Highlight Talks
      Short talks on featured posters
      Convener: Dr. Henry Glass (Fermilab)
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Poster Session I
      All of the posters in this session will also be on display in Poster Session II.
      Location: Atrium
      • 16:30 Fluctuation of TeV to EeV Energy Muons and the induced muon showers in Water 1h0'
        By using the integral methods in the muon propagation through water, we calculate the range fluctuation of high and ultra high energy muons. Many authors divide all radiative processes into two part, namely, the continuous part and stochastic part in their Monte Carlo simulation in order to consider the fluctuation in the both range and energies of the muons, while we treat all radiative processes as exactly as possible, without the introduction of the continuous parts in all radiative processes. The validity of our Monte Carlo method is checked by the corresponding analytical method which is methodologically independent on the Monte Carlo procedure.
           Accompanied electromagnetic showers are generated by the direct electron pair production, bremsstrahlung and photo-nuclear interaction. These showers are calculated by the exact Monte Carlo Method in one dimensional way.
           We report survival probabilities, their differential energy distributions, range distributions and examples of individual muon behavior.
        Speaker: Dr. Nobusuke Takahashi (Hirosaki University)
        Material: Paper link word file pdf file Poster powerpoint file
      • 16:30 Nucleon electromagnetic structure functions in extremely small x-region 1h0'
        We present results of caslculations of transverse and longitudinal cross sections of photoabsorption on the nucleon target, in a broad region of very small Bjorken x values and not very large photon virtualities, using the two-component model developed by authors in their previous works. The model is based on the generalized vector dominance concept and color dipole approaches. The detailed comparison of the theoretical predictions with the HERA data is given.
        Speaker: Prof. Edgar Bugaev (Institute for Nuclear Research)
      • 16:30 High-energy atmospheric neutrinos 1h0'
        High-energy neutrinos, arising from decays of mesons that were produced through the cosmic rays collisions with air nuclei, form unavoidable background noise in the astrophysical neutrino detection problem. The atmospheric neutrino flux  above 1 PeV should be supposedly dominated by the contribution of charmed particle decays.  These (prompt) neutrinos originated from decays of massive shortlived particles, $D^\pm$, $D^0$, $\overline{D}{}^0$, $D_s^\pm$, $\Lambda^+_c$, compose the most uncertain fraction of the high-energy atmospheric neutrino flux because of poor explored processes of the charm production.  Besides, an ambiguity in high-energy behavior of  pion and especially  kaon production cross sections for nucleon-nucleus collisions may affect essentially the calculated neutrino flux. There is the energy range where above flux uncertainties superimpose.
        A new calculation presented here reveals sizable differences, up to the factor of 1.8 above  1 TeV, in  muon neutrino flux predictions obtained with usage of known hadronic models, SIBYLL 2.1 and QGSJET-II. This calculation of the atmospheric neutrino flux in the energy range 10 GeV-10 PeV is made within 1D approach to solve nuclear cascade equations in the atmosphere, which takes into account non-scaling behavior of the inclusive cross-sections for  the particle production, the rise of total inelastic hadron-nucleus cross-sections and nonpower law  of the primary cosmic ray spectrum. This approach was recently tested in the atmospheric muon flux calculations [Astropart. Phys. 30 (2008) 219].  The results of the neutrino flux calculations are compared with the Frejus, AMANDA-II and IceCube measurement data.
        Speaker: Prof. Sergei Sinegovsky (Institute of Applied Physics, Irkutsk State University)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Poster pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 16:30 Pion Production Cross-section Measurements in p+C Collisions at the CERN SPS for Understanding Extensive Air Showers 1h0'
        An important approach to studying high-energy cosmic rays is the investigation of the properties of extensive air showers; however, the lateral distribution of particles in simulations of such showers strongly depends on the applied model of low-energy hadronic interactions. It has been shown that many constraints to be applied to these models can be obtained by studying identified-particle spectra from accelerator collisions, in the energy range of the CERN Super Proton Synchrotron.
        Here we present measurements of the pion production cross-section obtained by the NA61/SHINE experiment at the SPS, in proton-carbon collisions at the beam energy of 30 GeV from the years: 2007 and 2009. Further analyses of identified-particle yields in SHINE, in particular with a pion beam, are in preparation.
        Speaker: Dr. Marek Szuba (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Poster pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 16:30 Spectral Analysis, and Hardness-ratios Correlations of SGR 1900+14 Bursts 1h0'
        In the present study, we inspecte a refined sample of 117 bursts from SGR1900+14 observed with RXTE, PCA. We use 10 spectral-models, and the best fitting spectral-models has been found statistically to be the thermal bremsstrahlung and the power-law. Data are analyzed more by model-independent techniques. The global color-color diagrams are obtained with no distinguishable patterns as  other objects like accretion disk neutron stars. Strong  global correlations for burst timing and spectral properties with hardness-ratios has been found, and the most interesting ones are those between total hardness-ratios (soft/hard) and the bursts’ total counts. That is, the hardness-ratio decreases; in the mean; with the burst-total-counts (more photons = softer spectrum.) Also this result is confirmed by the strong correlations obtained between bursts’ total-counts and both hot-zone temperature (kT) and photon index (). Classification of bursts depending on the burst-duration and the total photons-contained will be taken into consideration in our future studies of bursts.
        Speaker: Mr. Mohammed Hasan Soleiman Yussef (Cairo University, Faculty of Science, Physics department.)
      • 16:30 Threshold Cerenkov detector with Radial Segmentation ( TCDRS ) 1h0'
        I present the prototype Threshold Cerenkov Detector with Radial Segmentation; as a part of the detector development and implementation research. The detector has three concentric cylinders, each with a different dielectric medium, and four scintillators that triggers cosmic particles with a time of fly of 5 ns. The radiator is designed to produce more photons as the particles travels into the TCDRS and fewer photons as it leaves. The correlation between the number of photons produced in the cylinders and the particle momentum allows particles separation of one sigma, for e, μ, π, κ, and p up to 5 GeV/c. Details of the TCDRS Monte Carlo, construction, data collection and data analysis are presented.
        Speaker: Dr. Ely Leon (Chicago State University)
      • 16:30 Studies of Emitted Particles in Nucleus-Nucleus Interactions at 4.5 A GeV/c 1h0'
        Analysis has been done for the emitted  particles in (12C, 16O, 22Ne, 28Si) + Emulsion interactions at (4.1-4.5) A GeV/c. The multiplicity of the emitted particles; as a function of the mass-number of the interacting projectiles nuclei; has been calculated. The multiplicity distribution  and the average-values of the emitted particles (the experimental-values) are compared with that calculated values from Monte-Carlo simulation  (the code developed at high-energy lab; Cairo university :  “modified cascade evaporated model” (MCEM). Strong correlation between the number of the recoiled nucleons has been observed. An agreement has been shown between the experimental values and the theoretical calculated ones.
        Speaker: Prof. Sayed Saleh (Cairo University)
      • 16:30 Multiparticle production in nucleus-nucleus interactions at 14.6 A GeV 1h0'
        We  present  our  observations  on  the  various  features  from  the  855  interactions  of  14.6  A 
        GeV  28Si  in  nuclear  emulsion.  Multiplicity  distribution,  mean  multiplicities,  multiplicity 
        correlations of black, grey, shower and helium fragments are studied in this investigation. A 
        comparative  study  of  the  results  obtained  from  the  interactions  at  14.6  A  GeV  with  other 
        available  data  at  the  different  energies  per  nucleon  is  also  presented,  which  shows  a  good 
        agreement  with  our  experimental  data.  The  study  shows  that  production  of  grey 
        particles  has  a  linear  dependence  with  shower  particle  multiplicity  where  as  black 
        particles  exhibit  a  saturation  effect,  which  describe  the  impact  parameter 
        dependence very well.
        Speaker: Mr. Ashwini Kumar (Banaras Hindu University)
      • 16:30 Phenomenological approach to multiple particle production (2) 1h0'
        In our previous presentation we showed how well the rapidity density distributions and the transverse momentum (p_{T}) distributions at sqrt{s}=22.4, 546 and 1800 GeV are described by our phenomenological formulation.
         Based on the energy dependence of the values of the parameters, which are obtained by fitting the calculated distributions to those of the experiments, we examine how the present formulation describes the energy dependence of the p_{T} average,  that of the multiplicity and the local p_{T} average along the rapidity y* in the forward region, obtained by UA7 Collaboration at sqrt{s}=630 GeV.
          Extrapolating the energy dependence of the parameters into higher energies, we discuss the multiplicity, inelasticity and the pseudo-rapidity density distribution at sqrt(s)=1.4 x 10^{3}  GeV  (LHC energy) and 4.5 x 10^{5} GeV (10^{20} eV
        in the laboratory energy), together with predictions by several models of multiple particle production.
        Speaker: Dr. AKINORI OHSAWA (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo.)
      • 16:30 Integrated circuit of coordinate detector for detection of charged particles 1h0'
        New-type coordinate detector is considered which is based on special-purpose integrated circuit designed for detection of charged particles, local amplification and direct transmission of signal into computer. It is shown that such detectors make it possible to achieve a higher coordinate determination accuracy and processing speed as well as to bring down their cost as compared with modern detectors. It is possible to manufacture mosaic-structure large-sized detector panels with an active area-to-dead area ratio of not lower than ten. Detectors of this type could be applied in future space and balloon experiments.
        Speaker: Prof. Rauf Mukhamedshin (Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Science)
      • 16:30 A Project of a Complex Setup at the Pamirs for Multi-Component Study of EAS and Parent PCRs in a Wide Energy Range Around the “Knee”. 1h0'

        A recommencement of CR researches with a unique X-Ray emulsion chamber (XREC) located at a high-altitude experimental site at the Pamirs (4360 m a.s.l.) in the framework of the Pamir-Chacaltaya International Scientific Research Center, recently established by the Governments of the Russian Federation and Tajikistan (2008), opens up a possibility for deep upgrading of the experimental setup and for deployment on its basis of a new complex one of 1 km2 in area for EAS multi-component study including electron, muon, optic and hadron components, as well as a fine structure of EAS cores. The main purpose of the project is a detailed and per elemental study of the PCR spectrum in a wide range of primary energies E0=30 x 106 TeV partially overlapping that of direct observations and containing the “knee” and other close intriguing irregularities of the spectrum. In addition, the designed setup will make it also possible to research a defuse γ-ray radiation with energy above 30 TeV in all northern hemisphere of the sky.

        The proposed project is based on a positive worldwide experience of creation of hybrid setups at mountain elevations which combines technique of EAS study by means of an array of spaced electronic detectors of charged particles with that of XRECs permitting to study a structure of EAS cores due to its high spatial resolution.

        A unique astronomical climate and high elevation of the Eastern Pamirs plateau provide excellent conditions for effective detecting of EAS Čerenkov light and particularly for detailed study of its space-angle characteristics, especially sensitive to the PCR composition. A spaced Čerenkov detector array of 245 x 245 m2 in area complemented with 4 wide field-of-view (≥20°) imaging atmospheric Čerenkov telescopes (IACT) of 3-4 m in diameter with angular resolution 0.5-1.0° will be employed for determining of space-angle distributions of individual EAS. The atmosphere quality control will be performed with lidar technique. One more Čerenkov light telescope with ring-like system of mirrors (R=80 m) and cylindric mosaic of PMT in the center of the ring, which is specially designed for detection of Čerenkov radiation of the PCR nuclei, is under simulation now.

        Speaker: Dr. Alexander Borisov (P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS)
      • 16:30 Cosmic ray composition around the knee. 1h0'
        The Ne spectra for EAS and EAS with gamma-families are analyzed (Experiment "Hadron"-Tien-Shan).Presence thin structure (peaks) in EAS spectrum with gamma-families and necessity of simultaneous approximation of two spectra (EAS and EAS+γ) essentially the same mass composition limits possible models of nucleus individual spectra. The elementary variant of model when spectra of all five nuclear groups are similar is considered. Satisfactory approximation of both spectra Ne for EAS and EAS with gamma-families turns out in the assumption of magnetic rigidity of a break in spectra R=0.13 PV and presence of two peaks in the nuclear spectra at values of magnetic rigidity R=0.13 and 5.4 PV. This form of nuclear spectra permits to suggest two component CR composition. Presence of peaks in the nuclear spectra is explained by the contribution of radiation of single close source CR.
        Speaker: Prof. Sergey Shaulov (FIAN)
      • 16:30 Extensive air shower simulation for the Telescope Array surface detector 1h0'
        The history of ultra-high energy cosmic ray observation is now approaching 50 years. However, until quite recently, the full simulation of an extensive air shower was computationally impossible due to the vast quantity of daughter particles involved. However, with the advent of modern cluster computing, simulations that once would have taken years to complete can be done in a matter of hours or even minutes. Full shower simulations produced by a parallelization scheme employing the Karlsruhe Extensive Air Shower Simulation Code (CORSIKA) will be presented in conjunction with a ``dethinning'' technique that attempts to recover information lost by the CORSIKA statistical thinning algorithm.  Detailed comparisons between simulated and real event sets will then be presented
        Speaker: Dr. Benjamin Stokes (University of Utah)
      • 16:30 Impact of X-Ray Emulsion Chamber Response on Gamma-Family Observable Characteristics 1h0'
        Analysis of various data accumulated in X-ray emulsion chamber experiments, especially, data on gamma–hadron families with unusual characteristics (Centauros, aligned events etc.), requires a comprehensive computer code to simulate propagation of electromagnetic and various-type hadron particles through a sandwich-like medium of emulsion chambers as well as measuring procedures employed for emulsion chamber data processing. Such a new code, ECSim 2.1, has been recently elaborated on the basis of GEANT 3.21 package. As compared to the latter, the ECSim 2.1 takes into account the LPM effect for gamma-rays and electrons, uses new cross sections of muon interactions of different types allowing also for the LPM effect in pair generation, incorporates QGSJET or MC0/FANSY models for simulation of high-energy hadron interactions and accounts for production and interactions of charm particles. Besides, measuring and data treatment procedures employed in the Pamir experiment are simulated properly. An impact of X-Ray emulsion chamber response on gamma-family observable characteristics is discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Alexander Borisov (P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS)
      • 16:30 Modern status of high-mountain three-level ATHLET complex 1h0'
        Three-level (3340, 1750 and 850 m a.s.l) ATHLET (Almaty Three Level Experimental Technique) complex is built up for investigations in fields of cosmic ray (CR) physics, astrophysics and gamma-ray astronomy of superhigh energies. The ATHLET’s highest part has to include a) 1-km2-area ADRON-M facility with a “dense” location of detectors to detect electromagnetic, hadron, muon, neutron and radio EAS components with a high accuracy (~1 m) of determination of shower axes; b) specific shower array located at angle of ~45 degrees to detect showers in a wide range of zenith angles; c) GROZA complex for studying the nature of lightnings; d) “Muon beam” facility and classic seismic arrangements; e) a large instrumental complex to study low-energy components. 
        Physical investigation goals are as follows.
        1) Astrophysics of cosmic rays (energetic spectrum and mass composition of primary cosmic radiation at E0 = 10^14  – 2x10^18  eV). 2) Gamma-ray astronomy (at E>50 TeV) (by selecting muonless, hadronless and neutronless showers). 3) Study of high-energy hadron interactions with atmosphere nuclei and selection of models which could describe EAS observable features in the best way. 4) Search for new phenomena. 5) Analysis of relations between neutron physics and EAS. 6) Mechanisms of lightning discharge and their connection with EAS and other CR-induced phenomena, 7) Solar radiation and “cosmic weather”. 8) Seismology and EAS. 
        Modern status of detectors of the ATHLET complex is considered.
        Speaker: Prof. Rauf Mukhamedshin for ATHLET Collaboration (Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Science)
      • 16:30 Study of primary cosmic rays at superhigh energies on the lunar surface and circumlunar orbit 1h0'
        Mathematical model of experimental conditions on research for primary cosmic radiation (PCR) on the lunar surface and circumlunar orbit is considered. The fundamental possibility of detection of PCR particles is shown by the use of simultaneous detection of three components produced by cascades in the lunar regolith (secondary neutrons, gamma-ray and radio emission) measured by detectors placed on the lunar surface as well detectors located aboard a circumlunar-orbit scientific satellite. The “Neutronium” project combining these approaches is considered. Results of simulations are given
        Speaker: Prof. Rauf Mukhamedshin (Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Science)
      • 16:30 The investigation of the hadronic interaction models using WILLI detector 1h0'
        The WILLI detector, built in IFIN-HH Bucharest, in collaboration with KIT Karlsruhe, is a rotatable modular detector for measuring charge ratio for cosmic muons with energy < 1 GeV. It is under construction a mini-array for measuring the muon charge ratio in Extensive Air Showers. The EAS simulations have been performed with
        CORSIKA code.
        The values of the muon flux, calculated with semi-analytical formula, and simulated with CORSIKA code, based on DPMJET and QGSJET models for the hadronic interactions, are compared with the experimental data determined with WILLI detector. No significant differences between the two models and experimental data are observed.
        The measurements of the muon charge ratio for different angles-of-incidence, (performed with WILLI detector) shows an asymmetry due to the influence of magnetic field on muons trajectory; the values are in agreement with the simulations based on DPMJET hadronic interaction model. The simulations of muon charge ratio in EAS performed with CORSIKA code based on three hadronic interaction models (QGSJET2, EPOS and SYBILL) show relative small difference between models for H and for the Fe showers; the effect is more  ronounced at higher inclination of WILLI detector. The future measurements should indicate which model is suitable.
        Speaker: Dr. Iliana Brancus (National Institute for Physics and Nuclear Engineering Horia Hulubei)
        Material: Paper link unknown type filedown arrow pdf file
      • 16:30 Ultra-High Energy Muon Neutrino Propagation through the Earth and Induced Muon Energy Distribution near the One Cubic Kilometer Detector 1h0'
        We calculate high and ultra-high energy upward-going muon neutrino propagation through the Earth and the induced muon energy distribution near the one cubic kilometer detector using the Monte Carlo simulation, according to neutral current interaction. The primary neutrino energies on the surface of the Earth are 1PeV, 1EeV, and 1ZeV.
           The mean free paths of ultra-high energy neutrino events generated by the deep inelastic scattering may be comparable with the diameter of the Earth or less than it. Therefore, the induced muon production distribution is influenced by the change of the densities interior to the Earth. Furthermore, in such situation, the contribution from the neutral current neutrino interaction to the induced muon production distribution cannot be neglected. 
          We report several examples of the deep inelastic scattered depth of muon neutrino in the Earth and the induced muon energy distribution near the detector.
        Speaker: Dr. Nobusuke Takahashi (Hirosaki University)
        Material: Paper link word file pdf file Poster powerpoint file
      • 16:30 The Measured Spectrum of the Telescope Array's Middle Drum Detector 1h0'
        The Telescope Array's Middle Drum fluorescence detector was constructed using refurbished telescopes from the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) experiment. As such, there is a direct comparison between these two experiments' fluorescence energy spectra. A progress report will be presented based on over 2 years of collected data by the Middle Drum site of Telescope Array.
        Speaker: Mr. Douglas Rodriguez (University of Utah)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 16:30 On the Positron Fraction in Cosmic Rays and Models of Cosmic-Ray Propagation 1h0'
        The positron fraction observed by PAMELA and other experiments up to ~100 GeV is analyzed in terms of models of cosmic-ray propagation. It is shown that generically we expect the positron fraction to reach ~0.6 at energies of several TeV, and its energy dependence bears an intimate but subtle connection with that of the boron to carbon ratio in cosmic rays. The observed positron fraction can be fit in a model that assumes a significant fraction of the boron below ~10 GeV is generated through spallation of cosmic-ray nuclei in a cocoon-like region surrounding the sources, and the positrons of energy higher than a few GeV are almost exclusively generated through cosmic-ray interactions in the general interstellar medium. Such a model is consistent with the bounds on cosmic-ray anisotropies and other observations.
        Speaker: Mr. Benjamin Burch (Washington University in St. Louis)
        Material: Paper link unknown type filedown arrow pdf filedown arrow Poster pdf file
      • 16:30 TeV emission from NGC1275 viewed by SHALON 15 year observations 1h0'
        Galaxy clusters have been consider as sources of TeV gamma-rays emitted by high-energy protons and electrons accelerated by large scale structure formation shocks, galactic winds, or active galactic nuclei. The Perseus cluster of galaxies is one of the best studied clusters due to its proximity and its brightness. Galaxy NGC 1275 is the central dominant galaxy of the Perseus Cluster of Galaxies and is of Seyfert galaxy class. NGC 1275 is known as powerful X-ray and radio source. Many studies explored correlations of X-ray radio optical and ultraviolet emission.
        In 1996 year a new metagalactic source was detected by SHALON at TeV energies. This object was identified with Seyfert galaxy NGC 1275 (with redshift z=0.0179); its image is presented. The maxima of the TeV gamma -ray, X-ray and radio emission coincide with the active nucleus of NGC 1275. In contrast, the X-ray  and TeV emission disappears almost completely in the vicinity of the radio lobes. The correlation TeV with X-ray emitting regions was found whereas the integral gamma -ray flux for this source is found to be $(0.78\pm0.13)\times10^{-12}cm^{-2}s^{-1}$ at energies of $>0.8$ TeV. The energy spectrum of NGC 1275 at 0.8 to 40 TeV can be approximated by the power law $F(> E_O) \propto E^k$ , with $k=-2.25\pm0.10$. The Seyfert galaxy NGC 1275 has been also observed with the Tibet Array (about 5 TeV) and then with Veritas telescope at energies about 300 GeV at 2009. The recent detection by the Fermi LAT of high-energy gamma-rays from the radio galaxy NGC 1275 makes the observation of the very high energy (E > 100 GeV) part of its broadband spectrum particularly interesting. The overall spectral energy distribution of NGC 1275 from the low energies to the TeV energies is presented. The spectrum of NGC 1275 from SHALON 15 year observations is also shown. The search for gamma-rays from radio galaxies is important for the understanding of the dynamics and structure of active galactic nuclei.
        Speaker: Prof. Vera Georgievna Sinitsyna (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)
        Material: Paper unknown type file pdf file
      • 16:30 Constrains of Extragalactic Background Light expected from observation of distant metagalactic sources 1739+522 (z=1.375) and 3c454.3 (z=0.859) (by SHALON Cherenkov telescopes). 1h0'
        Extragalactic diffuse background radiation blocks the propagation of TeV γ-ray over large distances (z>0.1) by producing electron-positron pairs. As a result, primary spectrum of gamma-source is changed, depending on spectrum of background light. So, a hard spectra of Active Galactic Nuclei with high red shifts of 0.03 – 1.8 allow to determine an absorption by Extragalactic Background Light and thus spectrum of EBL. The redshifts of SHALON very high energy gamma-ray sources range from z=0.0183 to z=1.375. During the period 1992 – 2010, SHALON has been used for observations of the metagalactic sources NGC1275 (z=0.0183), SN2006gy (z=0.019), Mkn421 (z=0.031), Mkn501 (z=0.034), Mkn180 (z=0.046), OJ 287 (z=0.306), 3c454.3 (z=0.895), 1739+522 (z=1.375). Among them bright enough AGNs of BLLac type (Mkn421, Mkn 501) and FSRQ type (3c454.3, 1739+522) those spectra are resolved in the TeV energy band from 1 to ~20-30 TeV. Spectral energy distributions and images of distant Active Galactic Nuclei are presented. Spectral energy distribution of Extragalactic Background Light constrained from observations of Mkn421 (z=0.031), Mkn501 (z=0.034) 3c454.3 (z=0.859) and 1739+522(z=1.375) together with models and measurements are presented. Observations of distant metagalactic sources have shown that the Universe is more transparent to very high-energy gamma-rays than previously believed.
        Speaker: Dr. Vera Yurievna Sinitsyna (P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute)
        Material: Paper unknown type file pdf file
      • 16:30 On the origins of the highest energy cosmic rays 1h0'
        Active galactic nuclei (AGNs) appear to be the most plausible source of ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs), yet there is currently no conclusive evidence for this hypothesis.  Correlation between the arrival directions of some UHECRs and the positions of nearby AGNs has been reported for a sample of 27 UHECRs detected by the Pierre Auger Observatory (PAO 2007), although analyses of larger samples find a weaker signal (PAO 2010). Here we present a fully Bayesian analysis of the original PAO data, which makes use of more of the available information, and find, with 3 sigma confidence, that a subset of observed UHECRs originate from known AGNs listed in the Veron-Cetty and Veron (2006) AGN catalogue. We will extend our analysis to more homogeneous AGN catalogues such as the Swift BAT sample.
        Speaker: Ms. Laura Watson (Imperial College London)
      • 16:30 Bistatic Radar: A New Method for Detecting Cosmic Rays 1h0'
        Progress in the study of high energy cosmic ray physics is limited by low flux. In order to collect substantial statistics above $10^{19}$~eV, the two largest ground arrays currently in operation cover 800~$\mbox{km}^2$ (Telescope Array, Utah) and 3000~$\mbox{km}^2$ (Auger Observatory, Argentina). The logistics and cost of an order-of-magnitude increase in ground array aperture is prohibitive. In the literature, radar detection experiments have been proposed but substantial results have not been reported. Here, we describe our plans to build and test a bistatic radar facility overlapping the Telescope Array (TA) in Delta, Utah. We have obtained an FCC license to broadcast a constant wave 54.1~MHz signal over the large TA ground array, with radar echoes to be received at our detection facility on the far side of the array. Systems monitoring and data logging systems are currently being developed. Our immediate goal is to detect cosmic rays in coincidence with TA by reflecting radar signals from the air shower ion core. Through subsequent detector advances we will seek to determine air shower geometry and energy.
        Speaker: Mr. Isaac Myers (University of Utah Department of Physics and Astronomy)
      • 16:30 Search Sources of Cosmic Rays Ultrahigh Energy 1h0'
        The arrival directions of ultrahigh energy extensive air  
        showers (EAS) by Yakutsk, AGASA and P. Auger data are considered. For 
        the first time, the arrival directions of extensive air showers of  
        ultrahigh energy, registered by Yakutsk EAS array more carefully are  
        considered. It is found that the arrival directions of EAS Yakutsk  
        data are correlated with pulsars from side Input of Local Arm Galaxy  
        Orion. Also it is found that from this side the arrival directions of 
        EAS by data AGASA are correlated with pulsars, the arrival directions 
        of EAS by data P.Auger are correlated with pulsars from Outside of  
        Local Arm Orion. It is shown the majority these pulsars have a short  
        period of rotate around of their axes. The problem of cosmic ray  
        origin is discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Aleksei A. Mikhailov (Yu.G. Shafer Institute of Cosmophysical Research and Aeronomy)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file
      • 16:30 Two source emission behavior of projectile fragments alpha in 84Kr interactions at around 1 GeV per nucleon 1h0'
        The emission of projectile fragments alpha has been studied in 84Kr interactions with nuclei of the nuclear emulsion detector composition at relativistic energy below 2 GeV per nucleon. The angular distribution of projectile fragments alpha in terms of transverse momentum could not be explained by a straight and clean-cut collision geometry hypothesis of Participant – Spectator (PS) Model. Therefore, it is assumed that projectile fragments alpha were produced from two separate sources that belong to the projectile spectator region differing drastically in their temperatures. It has been clearly observed that the emission of projectile fragments alpha are from two different sources. The contribution of projectile fragments alpha from contact layer or hot source is a few percent of the total emission of projectile fragments alphas. Most of the projectile fragments alphas are emitted from the cold source.
        Speaker: Dr. Venktesh SINGH (Banaras Hindu University, Varanas 221 005, INDIA)
        Material: Paper link word file pdf file
  • Wednesday, June 30, 2010
    • 08:30 - 10:05 Sensitivity of Monte Carlo models to data: 2
      Convener: Dr. Paolo Lipari (INFN Roma 1)
      • 08:30 New Development in EPOS 2 15'
        Since 2006, EPOS hadronic interaction model is being used for very high energy cosmic ray analysis. Designed for minimum bias particle physics and used to have a precise description of SPS and RHIC heavy ion collisions, EPOS brought more detailed description of hadronic interactions in air shower development. Thanks to this model it was possible to understand why there was less muons in air shower simulations than observed in real data. With the start of the LHC era, a better description of hard processes and collective effects is needed to understand deeply the incoming data. I will describe the basic physics in EPOS and the new developments and constraints which are taken into account in EPOS 2, and their consequences on air shower development.
        Speaker: Dr. Tanguy Pierog (KIT, IK)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file Slides pdf file
      • 08:45 Sensitivity of KASCADE-Grande data to hadronic interaction models 15'
        KASCADE-Grande is a large detector array for the measurement of cosmic ray air showers in the primary energy range of 100 TeV to 1 EeV. Due to the multi-detector concept of the experimental set-up, various observables of the electromagnetic, the muonic and for lower primary energies also the hadronic particle component are measured for individual air showers. The experimental data are compared to predictions of CORSIKA simulations using high-energy hadronic interaction models (e.g. QGSJET or EPOS), as well as low-energy interaction models (e.g. FLUKA or GHEISHA). This contribution will summarize the results of such investigations. In particular, the validity of the new EPOS version 1.99 for EAS with energy around 100 PeV will be discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Donghwa Kang (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
        Material: Paper link unknown type filedown arrow pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 09:00 Relation of Interaction Characteristics at Ultra-High Energies to Extensive Air Shower Observables 15'
        Only by measurement of extensive air showers it is possible to
        explore the nature of cosmic ray particles at the highest energies.
        Most properties can only be obtained from the interpretation of air
        shower data and are thus depending on predictions of hadronic
        interaction models at ultra-high energies.  We discuss different
        scenarios of model extrapolations from accelerator data to
        air shower energies and investigate their impact on the 
        corresponding air shower predictions. For this purpose we developed 
        an ad hoc model, which is based on 
        the modification of the output of standard hadronic interaction event generators within
        the air shower simulation process. This model allows us to study the impact 
        of changing interaction features on the air shower development.
        In a systematic study we demonstrate the resulting changes of important air shower
        observables and discuss them also in terms of the predictions of the
        Heitler model of air shower cascades.
        Speaker: Dr. Ralf Ulrich (PSU)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 09:15 Consequences of the LHC results in the interpretation of gama ray families and giant EAS data 15'
        Present results of the LHC (up to 26 PeV in the Lab. system) are a very small lever arm for the extrapolation of models up to 100 EeV. However, the measurements of CMS exhibit a central pseudo rapidity density larger than the prediction of the different models. Introducing on this basis new guidelines, with larger multiplicities in the models inserted in thesimulation, we examine the consequences for gamma ray families and very large EAS.
        A special attention is given to the coplanar emission observed near 10 PeV : the case of large Pt's generated during the fragmentation of relativistic strings involving valence diquarks (partonic model+Schwinger mechanism)is explored as a possible source of alignments at this energy.
        At larger energies , the effects of those circumstances in the interaction fragmentation region are investigated, together with large multiplicities, as the possible origin of the small penetration power of proton initiated showers in the atmosphere. Associated statisticalbias generated by a sharp knee or ankle in the primary spectrum are also considered.
        Speaker: Prof. Jean-Noël CAPDEVIELLE (APC, CNRS-University Paris Diderot)
        Material: Paper link pdf file Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 09:30 Sibyll with Charm 15'
        The cosmic ray interaction event generator Sibyll is widely used in extensive air shower simulations for cosmic ray and neutrino experiments. Charm particle production has been added to the Monte Carlo with a phenomenological, non-perturbative model that properly accounts for charm production in the forward direction. As prompt decays of charm can become a significant background for neutrino detection, proper simulation of charm particles is very important. We compare charm meson and baryon production to accelerator data.
        Speaker: Dr. Eun-Joo Ahn (Fermilab)
        Material: Paper link Slides pdf file
      • 09:45 Phenomenological approach to multiple particle production (1) 20'
        We describe the rapidity density distribution and the transverse momentum (p_{t}) distribution in multiple particle production, assuming a simple mechanism.  It is an assumed mechanism that the newly produced particles are emitted isotropically from several emitting centers which are distributed on the rapidity axis in CMS.  The energy distribution of the emitted particles is an exponential type in the rest frame of respective emitting centers.  The distribution of the emitting centers is uniform between -y_{0}  and y_{0} (y_{0}=ln(sqrt{s}/M)-lna_{2}, a_{2} an adjustable parameter).
          We can obtain the rapidity density distribution analytically, which can be transformed easily to the pseudo-rapidity density distribution and x-distribution.
          The rapidity density distribution and the p_{T} distribution by the present formulation describes well those of the experiments at various energies by adjusting values of the parameters (five in total).
          We show how well the experimental data at sqrt{s}=22.4, 546, and 1800 GeV
        are described by the present formulation.
        Speaker: Dr. AKINORI OHSAWA (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, University of Tokyo.)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:05 - 10:35 Extensive air shower experiments: 1
      Convener: Prof. Gaurang Yodh (University of California Irvine)
      • 10:05 Cosmic ray data and their interpretation: the Tibet hybrid EAS experiment -- Primary energy spectra of Cosmic Rays at the knee and tests of hadronic interaction models -- 30'
        The Tibet hybrid air shower experiment is composed by an air-shower core 
        detector array and the air-shower array (and a large muon detector from October, 2010), that has been operated at Yangbajing (4300 m above sea level) in Tibet, China, since 1996. This multi-detector system is used for the search for high energy celestial gamma-ray and cosmic ray sources, and for the study of the chemical composition as well as the energy spectra of nuclear-components in the knee region.  Both are aimed to investigate the origin of high energy cosmic rays through different approaches. In this talk, based on the chemical composition and the energy spectra of some individual nuclear components around the knee, we would like to discuss the sharp knee observed by our experiment and its relation with the contribution of possibly existing nearby source(s). We would also discuss the check of currently used hadronic interaction models by using new Tibet hybrid experimental data. We also plan to build a ground based large and complexγ/CR observatory at high altitude (4300m a.s.l.) within 10 years.
        Speaker: Prof. Yuqian Ma (IHEP)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:35 - 11:05 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 11:05 - 12:35 Extensive air shower experiments: 2
      Convener: Prof. Gaurang Yodh (University of California Irvine)
      • 11:05 The present status of the GRAPES-3 experiment 30'
        The GRAPES-3 experiment is a high density array of 400 plastic scintillator detectors and a large (560 sq.m.) area muon detector located at Ooty at an altitude of 2200 m above sea level. The primary objective of this experiment is to study the high energy processes occurring in the universe through a systematic study of composition of primary cosmic rays below and above the `knee', compact sources of multi-TeV gamma rays, diffuse flux of gamma rays and the solar accelerator through the impact of coronal mass ejections, solar flares etc. To achieve these objectives extensive in-house development of necessary instrumentation including plastic scintillator and high-speed signal processing electronics has been carried out. The development of high performance TDC and silicon photo-multiplier have the potential to complete change the nature of scientific problems that can now be addressed. During the talk some of these aspects would be highlighted.
        Speaker: Prof. Sunil Gupta (Tata Institute of Fundamental Research)
        Material: Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 11:35 Results from the GAMMA experiment on Mt. Aragats - improved data 30'
        Status of the GAMMA experiment is presented. The all-particle energy spectrum of the primary cosmic rays at energies 1 – 300 PeV has been obtained on the basis of the GAMMA experimental improved data. The irregularities of the energy spectrum above the knee are discussed in comparison with other experiments.  An upper limit of Galactic diffuse gamma ray flux measured with the GAMMA experiment at energy about 175 TeV is also discussed.
        Speaker: Dr. Romen Martirosov (Yerevan Physics Institute, Yerevan, Armenia)
        Material: Paper link word filedown arrow Slides pdf filedown arrow
      • 12:05 Cosmic Ray Physics with IceTop and IceCube 30'
        IceTop air shower array, as the surface component of the IceCube Neutrino
        Observatory at the South Pole, is now 92% complete and taking data with 73
        stations. The detector will study the mass composition of primary cosmic rays
        from the knee up to about 1 EeV. In this talk the performance of IceTop,
        and the preliminary results in the energy range of 1 PeV to 80 PeV will
        be reported.
        Speaker: Dr. Serap Tilav (University of Delaware)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
    • 12:35 - 13:30 lunch ( Cafeteria )
    • 13:30 - 15:30 Laboratory Tour
      Location: Starting at Atrium / Main Entrance
    • 15:30 - 16:00 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Colloquium
      • 16:00 The Composition of Cosmic Rays: Questions, Surprises, and Recent Answers 1h0'
        Even though cosmic rays have been observed for almost a century, they remain enigmatic messengers from distant regions in space, and many questions about their origin and acceleration are still open. Details of the composition and of the energy spectra of the individual components are required to find answers, but are increasingly difficult to obtain with increasing particle energies. We will review the present knowledge, emphasizing the energy region below the “knee” where direct observations are possible, and discuss current measurements, their implications, and future prospects. We also will discuss some of the challenges that are associated with recently reported data on rare components such as electrons, positrons, and anti-protons.
        Speaker: Prof. Dietrich Müller (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
  • Thursday, July 1, 2010
    • 08:30 - 09:30 Extensive air shower experiments: 3
      Convener: Prof. Suresh Tonwar (University of Maryland)
      • 08:30 The KASCADE-Grande experiment: recent results about the energy spectrum 30'
        The study of the  cosmic ray energy spectrum  in the interval 10^16 eV - 10^18 eV
         results  of  particular  importance  for   several  reasons,  one  of  them  is  the  possible
         existence of a second knee, other one is the possible presence of a galactic-extragalactic
         transition  in  the  cosmic  ray  flux    and  another  one  is  the  prediction  from  some 
         astrophysical models of a knee in the energy spectrum of the heavy component of galactic
         cosmic rays.  To  address  these questions precise measurements of the arrival direction,
         energy and composition of cosmic rays in this energy regime need to be performed. For 
         this  purpose  the  KASCADE-Grande  air-shower  detector  was built at the place of the
         Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. The detector covers a 0.5 km^2 surface with different
         arrays  of  detectors  which  allows  to  measure  simultaneously the charged and muon 
         components  of  the air-shower events. With this information a lot can be learned about 
         the  composition  and  energy  of  the  primary  cosmic  ray  particles. In  this  talk, the 
         KASCADE-Grande  detector  is  described  and first results of the experiment are shown, 
         mainly  about  the  all-particle  cosmic ray  energy  spectrum in the energy region from 
         10^16 eV to 10^18 eV.
        Speaker: Dr. Juan Carlos Arteaga-Velázquez (Instituto de Física y Matemáticas, Universidad Michoacana)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 09:00 Study of the longitudinal development of extensive air showers with the Muon Tracking Detector in KASCADE-Grande. 15'
        The Muon Tracking Detector (MTD) in KASCADE-Grande experiment measures with
        high accuracy muon directions in EAS (Emu>800MeV). In addition, shower
        directions are determined by the surface detectors with high precision. These
        two conditions allow to study shower longitudinal development by means of
        quantities like muon production heights and muon pseudorapidities and
        lateral distributions of muon densities. Results of such investigations
        will be shown between 10^15 eV and 10^17 eV, for data and simulations
        based on CORSIKA with QGSJetII+Fluka2002.4 model combination and the new EPOS
        version 1.99. The muon pseudorapidity distributions will be studied in the
        predefined distance range to the shower core and compared to the
        simulations as well.The pseudorapidity distributions for muons which stem
        from above 15 km muon production height and which stem very likely from the
        first interactions are studied in more detail also in the context of
        geometric scaling in the near LHC energy range.
        This work was supported in part by the German-Polish bilateral collaboration grant
        (PPP-DAAD/MNiSW) for the years 2009-2010
        Speaker: Dr. Paul Doll (KIT-Karlsruhe)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file unknown type filedown arrow pdf filedown arrow
      • 09:15 Behaviour of the EAS age parameter in the knee energy region 15'
        We review the different definitions of the age parameter used in the lateral and longitudinal electron distributions. In order to remove ambiguities in the interpretation of the experimental data, we have compared simulations with CORSIKA carried simultaneously with the options NKG and EGS.
        The effect of the positron annihilation cross section missing in the NKG approach is pointed out for small and inclined EAS, near the axis ; the consequences  of the electrons coming from muon decay at large distances from axis are also underlined.  
        Distinguishing the longitudinal, lateral and local age parameters, correspondances and conversions between the 3 categories are inferred from the simulations.
        Finally, the age parameter derived by fitting the lateral profile of the electron distribution, is confirmed as a good indicator of the primary composition and the hadronicity of the cascade as far as some conditions are fullfilled concerning bands of istances to the axis and zenith angle, dependant slightly on the primary energy (examples in the interpretation from Kascade and Akeno data).
        Speaker: Prof. Jean-Noël CAPDEVIELLE (APC, CNRS-University Paris Diderot)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file pdf file
    • 09:30 - 10:05 Experiments above the Ankle: 1
      Convener: Prof. Dietrich Muller (University of Chicago)
      • 09:30 Final Results from the High Resolution Fly's Eye (HiRes) Experiment 35'
        Final results from the HiRes experiment on the spectrum, composition and anisotropy of ultra-high energy cosmic rays will be presented. Stereo and monocular data analysis will be described. The HiRes experiment has observed the Greisen-Zatsepin-Kuzmin cutoff. This analysis and evidence for a light composition of cosmic rays to the highest energies will be presented. Recent results on anisotropy relative to large scale structure of the universe will also be discussed.
        Speaker: Prof. Pierre Sokolsky (University of Utah)
        Material: Paper link word file Slides powerpoint file
    • 10:05 - 10:35 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 10:35 - 12:20 Experiments above the Ankle: 2
      Convener: Prof. Dietrich Muller (University of Chicago)
      • 10:35 Results from the Pierre Auger Observatory 35'
        The Pierre Auger Observatory in the southern site of Mendoza, Argentina is the largest cosmic ray detector ever built. Since its completion in 2008, the Observatory is steadily taking data  with 3000 km**2 of active detection area, accumulating an unprecedented statistics of high quality  events.  Results are presented on the energy spectrum of cosmic rays from 10**18 eV to the highest energy, on the anisotropy of the arrival direction of the highest energy cosmic rays, and on the nature and composition of cosmic rays.
        Speaker: Prof. Paolo Privitera (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:10 Measurement of UHECRs by the Telescope Array (TA) experiment 25'
        The Telescope Array (TA) experiment, located in the west desert of Utah, USA, observes ultra-high energy cosmic rays (UHECRs) with energies above 10^18.5 eV. TA employs a surface detector (SD) array and 3 batteries of fluorescence detectors (FDs) to measure extensive air showers. The direction and the energy of incoming cosmic rays are measured by both detectors, and the results can be cross checked. The primary composition can be determined by the longitudinal shower development measured by the FD and the muon content inferred at the SD. A full detector is running since May, 2008. The design and the performance of TA, its operational status and the first year results will be presented in the meeting.
        Speaker: Prof. Masaki Fukushima (ICRR, Univ. Tokyo)
        Material: Paper unknown type file Slides pdf file
      • 11:35 The Telescope Array Low Energy Extension (TALE) 15'
        The Telescope Array (TA) experiment is the largest cosmic ray detector in
        the northern hemisphere.  It also operates the largest scintillation counter
        array in the world.  Together with the three fluorescence detectors (FDs),
        it is optimized to study cosmic rays as independent detectors and in hybrid
        mode at energies above the ankle structure.  The TA low energy extension
        will add two additional fluorescence detectors along with an infill array.
        The first of these will operate in stereoscopic view with an existing TA FD
        to study in detail the 0.3-30 EeV range around the ankle, with more than a
        factor of five improvement in aperture at 1 EeV over HiRes.  The Tower
        fluorescence detector, using larger mirrors, will operate in hybrid mode
        with the infill surface array to measure the spectrum, composition, and
        anisotropy of cosmic rays down to 30 PeV, well below the "second
        knee".  Together, TA and TALE will be able to measure simultaneously all
        three known spectral features in the ultra high energy (UHE) regime. TALE
        will also study the transition from galactic to extragalactic cosmic ray
        flux,  with fluorescence Xmax capabilities for the first time.
        Speaker: Prof. Charles Jui (University of Utah)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 11:50 Analysis Techniques for the TA SD Detector 15'
        Abstract: The Telescope Array experiment is the largest cosmic ray experiment in the northern hemisphere. It consists of a surface detector (SD) of 507 scintillation counters and three fluorescence stations overlooking the SD. We develop new techniques for estimating cosmic ray energies and calculating the aperture for TA SD which utilize an accurate CORSIKA Monte Carlo (MC) simulation of natural cosmic rays with appropriate energy spectrum, angular distribution, and composition so that the generated MC has all characteristics of the real data. The simulation is verified by detailed comparisons of MC distributions and fit results with those of the real data. Results of applying these analysis techniques to the actual TA SD data will be shown.
        Speaker: Mr. Dmitri Ivanov (Rutgers University)
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 12:05 A Relation Between Charged Particles and Muons With Threshold Energy 1 GeV in Extensive Air Showers Registered at the Yakutsk EAS Array 15'
        For a long time the three main components of extensive air showers have been measured at
        the Yakutsk array: the whole charged component, muons with e_{th} \ge 1 GeV and Cherenkov
        light. Using these data we reconstruct energy of primary cosmic particle (with
        quasi-colorimetric method), estimate the depth of shower maximum (by the shape of charged
        particles lateral distribution and a pulse shape of Cherenkov light response in
        differential detector, t_{1/2} ) and measure relative muon content at different core
        distances. In this work we consider a relation s_{mu} /s_{ch} between charged and muon
        components in showers and its fluctuations at fixed energies. The goal of this analysis
        is to make a comparison between experimental and computational data for different
        primaries and to obtain an estimation of cosmic rays mass composition in the ultra-high
        energy domain.
        Speaker: Dr. Stanislav Knurenko (Yu. G. Shafer Institute of cosmophysical research and aeronomy, SB RAS)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file
    • 12:20 - 13:20 lunch ( Cafeteria )
    • 13:20 - 14:05 Experiments above the Ankle: 3
      Convener: Prof. Jean-Noel Capdevielle (CNRS)
      • 13:20 The Depth of Maximum Shower Development and Its Fluctuations: Cosmic Ray Mass Composition at E0 ≥ 1017 eV 15'
        We present a new data on Cherenkov light observations obtained during 1994-2009 period,
        after a modernization of the Yakutsk EAS array. A complex analysis of x_{max} and its
        fluctuations \sigma(x_{max}) was performed in a wide energy range. With the new data,
        ing to QGSJet II model, an estimation was made of cosmic rays mass composition for E_0
        \sim 10^{17} - 3 \times 10^{19} eV. The result points towards a mixed composition with a
        large portion of heavy nuclei at E_{0} \sim 10^{17} eV and the dominance of light nuclei
        at E_{0} \sim 1019 eV. The analysis of \sigma(x_max) energy dependence for the same
        energies qualitatively confirms this result. A shape of xmax distribution at fixed energy
        1018 eV is analysed to make more precise conclusion on cosmic ray mass composition.
        Speaker: Dr. Stanislav Knurenko (Yu. G. Shafer Institute of cosmophysical research and aeronomy, SB RAS)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file
      • 13:35 The MIDAS Experiment: A New Technique for the Detection of Extensive Air Showers 15'
        Recent measurements suggest free electrons created in ultra-high energy cosmic ray extensive air showers (EAS) can interact with neutral air molecules producing Bremsstrahlung radiation in the microwave regime.  The microwave radiation produced is expected to scale with the number of free electrons in the shower, which itself is a function of the energy of the primary particle and atmospheric depth.  Using these properties a calorimetric measurement of the EAS is possible.  This technique is analogous to fluorescence detection with the added benefit of a nearly 100% duty cycle and practically no atmospheric attenuation.  The Microwave Detection of Air Showers (MIDAS) prototype is currently being developed at the University of Chicago.  MIDAS consists of a 53 feed receiver operating in the 3.6 to 4.2 GHz band.  The camera is deployed on a 4.5 meter parabolic reflector and is instrumented with high speed power detectors and autonomous FPGA trigger electronics. We present the current status of the MIDAS instrument and an outlook for future development.
        Speaker: Mr. Christopher Williams (University of Chicago)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf filedown arrow Slides pdf file
      • 13:50 AIRFLY: Precise measurement of the absolute yield of fluorescence photons in atmospheric gases 15'
        We present preliminary results from the most recent data on the absolute
        yield of fluorescence photons in atmospheric gases by the AIRFLY
        collaboration. Currently, the uncertainty in the yield forms the dominant contribution to
        the systematic uncertainty in the Pierre Auger Observatory's energy
        spectrum, and are at the level of 10%. Data were taken in 2009 and 2010 at
        the test beam facility, M-Test, at Fermilab using protons, electrons and
        pions, in nitrogen, air, and in non fluorescing gases like argon, and
        helium. The instrument is operated in two main modes. In the first, fluorescence
        photons are observed, whereas in the second, both Cherenkov as well as
        fluorescence are observed. Comparisons of the ratio of these measurements,
        combined with the known Cherenkov spectrum allows for the absolute yield to
        be determined with reduced systematic uncertainties. In addition, the
        absolute yield is found by comparing the fluorescence yield to the
        observed photon yield of a NIST calibrated laser source directed into the
        apparatus. The consistency of these independent calibrations indicates
        that a systematic uncertainty of 5% or better is within reach.
        Speaker: Dr. Frederick Kuehn (Fermilab)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 14:05 - 15:30 Emulsion chambers: 1
      Convener: Prof. Edison Hiroyuki Shibuya (Universidade Estadual de Campinas)
      • 14:05 On capability of high coordinate-resolution techniques to study superhigh-energy hadron-nuclear interactions 35'
        Capability of high coordinate-resolution techniques to study features of hadron-nuclear interactions at superhigh-energies are considered by the example of X-ray emulsion chamber (XREC) techniques. Main results accumulated by this way are discussed. Sensitivity of this approach to hadron-nuclear interaction features is analyzed. Predictions for future LHC experiments are formulated. Some proposals on future experiments are given.
        Speaker: Prof. Rauf Mukhamedshin (Institute for Nuclear Research of Russian Academy of Science)
      • 14:40 Hadronic- and electromagnetic-cores of air-showers observed by hybrid experiments at high mountains 35'
        The  Chacaltaya hybrid experiment together with emulsion chamber and EAS-array 
         can detect air-showers by the air-shower array, the accompanied atmospheric families
         (a bundle of high energy electrons and gamma-rays) by emulsion chambers and hadrons 
         by burst detectors just under the emulsion chambers.
         We study overall characteristics of the experimental data, gamma-families and hadron burst 
        accompanied by air-showers, by studying various correlations  between the three 
        observable data, i.e, between families and  air-showers, between bursts and air-showers,
        and between families and bursts,  comparing with those of CORSIKA simulations using interaction  
        models of QGSJET, SIBYLL and EPOS. 
        The analysis shows that changes of chemical composition alone can not describe the global 
        characteristics of the Chacaltaya hybrid data. That is, distributions of family energies are favorable to
        heavy-dominant composition of primary cosmic-rays but lateral distributions of families are
        favorable to proton-dominant composition.
        The Chacaltaya hybrid data are also compared with those of Tien-Shan and Tibet hybrid experiments.
        There are some discrepancies among the three experimental data though the details of experimental
        procedure is different.
        Discussions are given on the possible reason of the disagreement by comparing these experimental data with simulations.
        Speaker: Dr. Masanobu Tamada (Kinki University)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides powerpoint file
      • 15:15 Analysis of one hadron rich event 15'
        Analysis on a especial event with a main characteristics of Centauro type events, i.e. mean transverse momentum of hadrons in an order of 1 GeV/c will be presented. In spite of this event (Centauro V) doesn’t show the aspect of pioneer event (Centauro I), that is the upper part of the detector has more particles than the lower part, the event Centauro V shows other common characteristics of Centauro I. Both two events has same value for the ratio height/radius of the spread area of particles, besides similar slope of the fractionally energy distribution of hadrons. As the discrimination and identification of hadronic showers is crucial, the analysis evolved construction of some kind of score tables, obtained with the use of parametric and non parametric statistics analysis, observing the photosensitive material (X-ray Films and Nuclear Emulsion Plates) and the comparison with computer simulated events behaviour inside the detector.
        Authors: S.L.C.Barroso1, A.O.deCarvalho2, J.A.Chinellato2, A.Mariano2, E.J.T.Manganote2,3,  E.C.F.P.Vicente2 and E.H.Shibuya2 
        1Departamento de Ciências Exatas/UESB, 45083-900 Vitória da Conquista, BA
        2Instituto de Física `Gleb Wataghin'/UNICAMP, 13083-859 Campinas, SP
        3Faculdade de Campinas/FACAMP, 13083-970 Campinas, SP
        Material: Paper unknown type filedown arrow pdf file Slides powerpoint file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 16:00 - 16:30 Poster Highlight Talks II
    • 16:30 - 17:30 Poster Session II
      The posters for this session are the same as for Poster Session I.
      Location: Atrium
    • 18:00 - 21:00 Symposium Dinner ( Chez Leon - Users' Center )
      Thursday, July 1 – Chez Leon at the Users Center
      Cocktails at 6 pm – cash bar
      Dinner at 7 pm
      The dinner is scheduled to for two hours and will end at 9 pm
      Buses will leave at 9 pm
  • Friday, July 2, 2010
    • 08:30 - 09:05 Emulsion chambers: 2
      Convener: Prof. Akinori Ohsawa (University of Tokyo)
      • 08:30 “Some consequences of the results of cosmic ray investigations above the knee for LHC experiments ” 20'
        During last tens years many unusual results which are very difficult to explain in frames of existing theories and models were obtained in cosmic ray investigations. But it is possible to explain all these results if to suppose that some new state of matter with effective mass about TeV and with large orbital momentum appears. This new state of matter can be, for example, quark-gluon plasma, some specific resonance state, principally new short-lived particle and even Higgs boson with very large mass (about TeV).
        In this talk, explanations of various unusual cosmic ray events in frame of this hypothesis are given and consequences for accelerator physics experiments (first of all, at LHC) are considered.
        Speaker: Prof. Anatoly Petrukhin (National Research Nuclear University MEPhI)
        Material: Paper link
      • 08:50 Proton Fraction in the PCR Flux at the Energy Range E_0=1-100 PeV According to the Pamir Experiment Data 15'
        A detailed study of X-Ray emulsion chamber response with ECSim 2.1 computer package adopted from GEANT 3.21 code and suited for imitation of measuring procedures, employed in the Pamir experiment makes it possible to determine more accurately the proton fraction in the primary cosmic ray (PCR) flux at energies around the “knee” E_0=1-100 PeV. In particular, it is shown that the proton fraction in the PCR slowly decreases from 20% at E_0 ~ 1 PeV to 15% at E_0 ~ 10 PeV.
        Speaker: Dr. Alexander Borisov (P.N.Lebedev Physical Institute, RAS)
    • 09:05 - 10:05 Anisotropy: 1
      • 09:05 Cosmic magnetic fields, and implications for HE particle anisotropies 45'
        A review will be given of what is known, and surmised about magnetic fields in space, from our Milky Way to the distant Universe well beyond the GZK horizon.
        Various analysis methods are described. These include Faraday rotation (RM)
        measures of extragalactic radio sources, Faraday probes of the cosmic background radiation, and the recent detection of faint diffuse synchrotron radiation in extragalactic space. I also review preliminary results of Faraday RM
        probes of the intergalactic medium within clusters of galaxies, the Cen A environment, and some nearby filaments of cosmic large scale structure (LSS).
        Faraday RM probes have also been applied to distant galaxies and quasars, out to z  2 and beyond. I briefly discuss near-term possibilities for improving on some of the above probes.
        I describe what is known about the local magnetic structure of the Milky Way in connection of UHECR propagation, and discuss what more progress needs to be made to better interpret the observed data on arrival directions, composition and primary particle energy.
        The interpretation of UHECR energy/arrival direction/composition data can be clarified by our knowledge of the wider context of intergalactic magnetic fields. This clarification can be of a mutual nature. If the nucleus, jet, or lobes of nearby AGN galaxies within ~ 500 Mpc are the prime UHECR acceleration sites above ~ 1019 eV, it will be important to extend estimates of the magnetic field strength and turbulence scale to other nearby galaxies, galaxy halos, and to the intergalactic space between galaxies, galaxy groups and galaxy clusters. All of these measurements are important for modelling the propagation, deflection, and composition of observed UHECR events. Such studies will be of increasing importance for understanding the steadily growing number of observed UHECR air shower events.
        Speaker: Prof. Philipp Kronberg (LANL/University of Toronto)
        Material: Paper link Slides pdf file
      • 09:50 How dark matter cares about topological superstrings 15'
        Non-trivial toplogical properties of string world sheets with three boundaries can give rise to superpotentials which preserve supersymmetry but violate R-symmetry by two units. This results in four point functions which permit s-wave annihilation of two neutralinos into  gauge bosons. If the topological partition function is such as to allow saturation of the WMAP dark matter density for low string scales (M_s \sim 2 TeV), the annihilation into monochromatic gamma rays is predicted to lie about a factor of 2 below the current H.E.S.S. measurement of gamma ray flux from the galactic center. Thus, it may be detectable in the next round of gamma ray observations.
        Speaker: Prof. Luis Anchordoqui (University of Wisconsin Milwaukee)
        Material: Paper link unknown type filedown arrow pdf file Slides pdf file
    • 10:05 - 10:30 coffee break ( Outside One West )
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Anisotropy: 2
      • 10:30 Tev Cosmic Ray Anisotropy in Milagro 45'
        Using the Milagro data from 2000 to 2007 containing more than 95 billion events (the largest such data set in existence), we performed a harmonic analysis of the large-scale cosmic-ray anisotropy. We observe an anisotropy with a magnitude around 0.1% for cosmic rays with a median energy of 6 TeV. The dominant feature is a deficit region of depth 0.25% in the direction of the Galactic North Pole centered at 189 degrees right ascension. In addition, we made an unexpected discovery of a localized cosmic-ray anisotropy, showing up as two high significance regions of excess cosmic rays. Recently, both Tibet AS Gamma and ARGO have confirmed similar excesses co-located with the Milagro regions. These features appear on an angular scale of ~10 degrees and have a harder than the background cosmic ray distribution, and the spectrum appears to cut off around 10 TeV.  In this talk these results will be discussed as well as possible explanations for this surprising result.
        Speaker: Dr. Jordan Goodman (University of Maryland)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file pdf file
      • 11:15 Gamma ray signatures of ultrahigh energy cosmic ray sources in magnetized environments 15'
        The quest for sources of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays has long been associated with the search of their secondary gamma ray signatures. While propagating, the former indeed produce very high energy photons through the interactions with particles of the intergalactic medium, or by synchrotron emission in the presence of substantial magnetic fields. 
        We examine the prospects for the detectability of gamma ray counterparts of ultrahigh energy cosmic ray sources in a general case, exploring a wide range of astrophysical parameters. We demonstrate the fair robustness of the gamma ray flux according to these parameters and that its normalization ultimately depends on the energy injected in the primary cosmic rays. We show that only very powerful and rare sources could be detectable with the current and upcoming instruments. We further demonstrate that if the extended emission of this signature is resolved (which should be the case with Fermi and CTA), such a detection should provide a distinctive proof of the propagation of ultrahigh energy cosmic rays. Finally, we also briefly discuss the detection of nearby sources, considering the radiogalaxy Cen A as a prototypical example.
        Speaker: Dr. Kumiko Kotera (University of Chicago)
        Material: Slides pdf file
    • 11:30 - 12:30 Muons: 1
      • 11:30 Measurement of cosmic muons - L3+C results 15'
        The L3+C is a unique tool in detecting cosmic muons and measuring
        their momenta in the range of 15-3000 GeV/c. About 1.2 x 1010 
        cosmic muon events have been collected during its running period in
        1999-2000. With these high quality data many results on cosmic
        rays and gamma rays have been obtained, for example, the measurement 
        of the atmospheric muon spectrum and the muon charge ratio, the search 
        for TeV anti-protons by the moon shadowing, the coincidence of muons 
        with the solar flares, the search for transient flaring point
        sources by detecting the muon burst, the analysis of muon bundles and
        comparison to simulations, and so on. In this talk, above results as well
        as a few of remarks on the future muon experiment will be summarized and presented.
        Speaker: Prof. Yuqian Ma (IHEP)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 11:45 Measurement of the charge ratio of atmospheric muons with the CMS detector 15'
        A measurement is presented of the ratio of positive to negative muon fluxes from
        cosmic-ray interactions in the atmosphere, using data collected by the CMS detector
        at ground level and in the underground experimental cavern. Muons were detected in
        the momentum range from 3 GeV/c to 1 TeV/c. For muon momenta below 100 GeV/c
        the flux ratio is measured to be a constant 1.2766 ± 0.0032 (stat) ± 0.0032 (syst), the
        most precise measurement to date. At higher momenta an increase in the charge
        asymmetry is observed, in agreement with models of muon production in cosmic-ray
        showers and compatible with previous measurements by deep-underground experiments.
        Speaker: Dr. Gavin Hesketh (CERN)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file pdf file Slides pdf file
      • 12:00 MINOS Cosmic Muon Results 15'
        When high energy cosmic rays interact in the stratosphere, mesons are produced in the primary hadronic interactions. The MINOS experiment detects cosmic ray produced muons using two magnetized detectors at underground depths of 220 and 2080 mwe.  The muon charge ratio and the variation of muon intensity with atmospheric temperature are used to obtain information on meson production by the primary cosmic rays in the atmosphere.  The ratios of positive to negative pions,  positive to negative kaons, and charged kaons to pions are obtained.
        Speaker: Prof. Philip Schreiner (Benedictine University)
        Material: Slides powerpoint file
      • 12:15 Physics of high energy atmospheric muons 15'
        In the first part of the talk the interesting new results of L3, MINOS and CMS collaborations are briefly discussed from theoretical point of view: an observational evidence of the rise in the muon charge ratio (L3 and MINOS data) at muon energies around 1 TeV and detailed studies of electromagnetic interactions of high energy muons (in a momentum range up to 1 TeV/c) in the medium of CMS detector. In the second part of the talk the recent calculations of atmospheric prompt lepton spectra are reviewed. The modern theoretical approaches to the problem of heavy quark production in high energy nucleon-nucleus interactions are briefly considered (color dipole formalism, saturation models). The recent new theoretical developments in the ancient problem of intrinsic charm are also discussed. The predictions for atmospheric  muon spectrum in the region around 1 PeV (where the prompt muon contribution becomes to be dominant) are given.
        Speaker: Prof. Edgar Bugaev (Institute for Nuclear Research)
        Material: Paper link unknown type file
    • 12:30 - 13:30 lunch ( Cafeteria )
    • 13:30 - 15:30 Summary lectures
      • 13:30 Experimental summary 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Paul Sommers
        Material: Paper link pdf file Slides powerpoint file
      • 14:10 Theory summary 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Angela Olinto
        Material: Slides pdf file
      • 14:50 Outlook 40'
        Speaker: Prof. Francis Halzen
        Material: Paper link pdf file Slides powerpoint file
    • 15:30 - 16:00 Director's Wine & Cheese ( 2nd Floor Gallery )
    • 16:00 - 17:00 Joint Experimental-Theoretical Physics Seminar
      • 16:00 Xmax from Auger and its interpretation 1h0'
        Xmax, the depth of maximum number of charged particles in the atmosphere during the longitudinal development of an air shower, is a valuable parameter to understand the nature of cosmic rays. The behaviour of Xmax is closely related to the composition of the primary particle. Hadronic interaction models, which are tuned with accelerator data, are required to understand the composition. Hence past, present, and future accelerator data are crucial in shaping our understanding of cosmic rays. The southern Pierre Auger Observatory has observed nearly 4000 high quality events above 1 EeV with the fluorescence detector and at least one surface detector in coincidence. We describe the data collection criteria and the Xmax mean and fluctuations, and outline how cosmic rays can aid understanding of hadronic interactions beyond collider energy.
        Speakers: Dr. Eun-Joo Ahn (Fermilab), Dr. Ralph Engel (KIT, Karlsruhe)
        Material: Slides pdf file