Dr. Karsten Berger Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, La Laguna, Spain. Overview of Astroparticle Physics. Your detector is here. Our detectors are here. And here. And here. And here. Actually, in some cases the whole Universe i s our detector. Which makes things a little bit
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Universe is our detector...
But let’s start from the beginning.
Composition: ca. 90% protons, 10% helium, heavier ions and “electrons”, only 0.01% photons, neutrinos?
Energy spectrum: power law with some features
What are the sources of these cosmic rays?
How do they produce them?
How do they accelerate the cosmic rays?
What is the maximum energy?Discovery of “cosmic rays”
Flux (m2sr s eV)-1
Primary particle: Gamma Proton
Greissen Zatsepin Kuzmin cutoff
Ethres = 60 EeV
Halzen, ISVHECRI 2010
The highest energy cosmic rays must be from nearby extra galactic sources < 50 MpcGZK suppression
Black dots: Arrival directions of cosmic rays E>55 EeV
Blue dots: AGNs of the Véron-Cetty and Véron Catague
-> HighRes did not observe such a correlation in the northern hemisphere...
Protons deflected by magnetic fields (extra galactic magnetic fields poorly constraint)
Photons and neutrinos point directly towards the source
VHE photons interact with IR radiationof early stars and galaxies and produce e+/e- pairs -> “EBL” absorption limits the g-ray horizon
Cosmic neutrinos could be detected over vast distances -> interesting to probe the early universe and young cosmic ray emittersCosmic ray propagation
Sensitive to Neutrinos in the 1011 to 1021 eV range
Ice Cube Coll. ICRC 2009
E. Strahler, et al. (IceCube Coll.), 31st ICRC Lodz
Is this significant or not?
NO!!! You have to consider trials... Only 2.2s effect!
M82 Veritas at VHE g-rays
SNR RX J 1713.7-3946in VHEg-rays (HESS Collaboration)
Galaxy full of VHE g-ray emitters -> many candidate cosmic ray sources
Nocut-off visible! Flat spectra, flux >100 TeV???
No obvious counterpart in radio or X-rays! PWN from unknown pulsars? Pulsations seen by Fermi? E.g. TeV2032-> pulsars could be large contributers to cosmic rays
models (e.g. measure-
ment of secondary
rate (factor 1.5) in EAS
measured by AUGER,
supported by IACT data
ofmultiplicity of proton
air and pion-aircollisions
by an order of magnitude
over a wide energy rangeDirect Connections between LHC and Astroparticle physics
Ostapchenko 2010: CMS data on pseudo-rapidity density ofcharged particles in pp collisions vs model prediction
PAO RICAP 2009
PAO, Phys Rev Letters 104, 2010
The Bullet Cluster (NASA): hot gas in red, dark matter in blue
A realistic explanation must satisfy astrophysical observations (rotation curves, clusters, g-ray signature?) and results from particle accelerators
And of course it would always help to know what we are searching for...Dark Matter
Fermi Coll. 2010
Fermi LAT Collaboration
Fermi LAT / NASA