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Course: Cosmic Rays - Selected Topics

Department/Abbreviation: SLO/PGSKZ

Year: 2020

Guarantee: 'RNDr. Petr Trávníček, Ph.D.'

Annotation: The aim is to provide broad insight into cosmic ray physics: modern experiments and detection techniques, use of optical systems and other measurement techniques, data analysis, theory of origin and propagation of cosmic rays, future experiments and open questions.

Course review:
Detection techniques: arrays of surface detectors to measure hadronic, muonic and electromagnetic part of air shower; fluorescence technique, Cerenkov detectors, radio detection. Modern experiments: AUGER, KASCADE-GRANDE, Telescope Array. Future: AUGER north, JEM-EUSO, CTA, microwave detection. Theory: sources and propagation.