9780735400023

Observing Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Rays from Space and Earth: International Workshop, Metepec, Puebla, Mexico 9-12 August 2000

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    9780735400023

  • ISBN10:

    0735400024

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2001-06-01
  • Publisher: AMER INST OF PHYSICS

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This proceedings assesses long term experimental prospects for further examining the elementary particle building blocks, space-time structure and organizing principles of our natural universe by using many TeV muon colliders. Besides examining the accelerator technologies of very high energy muon colliders, a classification scheme for possible elementary particle discoveries is presented and some examples of possible discoveries are discussed.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Workshop Organizationp. xi
Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays: The Pierre Auger Observatoryp. 1
Cosmic Ray Observations at Chacaltaya and Cerro la Negra Combined with the Pierre Auger and Milagro Observatories: GRBs and Search for Cosmic Ray Correlationsp. 11
Observing Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays with the High Resolution Fly's Eye Detectorp. 22
Physics and Origin of the Highest Energy Events Observedp. 37
Space Program KOSMOTEPETL (Projects KLYPVE and TUS) for the Study of Extremely High Energy Cosmic Raysp. 57
Electronics for the KLYPVE Detectorp. 76
Optical Design of the Fluorescence Detector Telescopesp. 91
From the Galaxy to the Edge of the Universe: Plausible Sources of UHECRsp. 99
EUSO: Using High Energy Cosmic Rays and Neutrinos As Messengers from the Unknown Universep. 113
Proposed Origins for Super-GZK Events, and How to Distinguish among Themp. 128
System Electronics for EUSOp. 145
Establishing the GZK Cutoff with Ultra High Energy Tau Neutrinosp. 157
Mexican Participation in the AMS Projectp. 172
AGASA Results and Telescope Array Projectp. 184
Dark Matter Distribution in the Universe and Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Raysp. 195
Neutrinos, Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays and Fundamental Physicsp. 211
High Energy Neutrino Astronomy--the Cosmic-Ray Connectionp. 238
The Chacaltaya Laboratory at 5220 m a.s.l.p. 251
Probing Physics at Extreme Energies with Cosmic Ultrahigh Energy Radiationp. 266
Exotic Sources of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Raysp. 284
Magnetic Lensing of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Raysp. 289
Exotic and Not-So-Exotic Candidates for Ultrahigh Energy Cosmic Raysp. 295
A New Approach to Mass Measurements of UHECR: Horizontal Air Showersp. 301
A CP-Violating Kinematic Structurep. 317
Parametrization of Hadronic Cross Sections in the Range 10[superscript -2]-10[superscript 2] TeVp. 326
Surface Detector Array for the Pierre Auger Observatoryp. 335
Prediction of [sigma superscript tot subscript pp] at High Energies with Highly Confident Uncertainty Bandp. 343
Diffuse Reflectivity of Tyvek in water: Anisotropical Effectsp. 350
Segmented Spherical Corrector Rings 1: Computer Simulationsp. 354
Segmented Spherical Corrector Rings 2: Experimental Resultsp. 357
Scintillator Quenching Effects Observed in the AMS-1 TOF Datap. 361
Saturation Effects in the AMS-1 Tracker dE/dx Datap. 365
A New Ronchi Testerp. 369
Optical Alignment of Segmented Mirrors to the Fluorescence Detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatoryp. 373
Collapse of a Neutron Gas in a Strong Magnetic Fieldp. 377
A Study of Focal Plane Detector for EUSO and cEUSOp. 381
Fresnel Mirrors for Fluorescence Detectorsp. 385
Geomagnetic Effects on the PMT Tubes of the Pierre Auger Surface Detectorsp. 389
Cerro La Negra EAS Cherenkov Arrayp. 394
Summary: ZeV Air Showers--Where Do We Stand?p. 399
List of Participantsp. 419
Author Indexp. 423
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