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CZECH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY IN PRAGUE
STUDY PLANS
2019/2020

Cosmic Rays

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Code Completion Credits Range
02KZ ZK 2 2+0
Lecturer:
Dalibor Nosek (guarantor)
Tutor:
Supervisor:
Department of Physics
Synopsis:

Experimental facts on cosmic rays, ideas on their origin and their detection at the Earth. Properties of cosmic rays, phenomenology, origin, acceleration and propagation. Gamma rays in Universe. Detection techniques of cosmic rays, cosmic ray interaction with the Earth atmosphere, extended air showers.

Requirements:

Secondary school knowledges.

Syllabus of lectures:

1. The energy spectrum of cosmic rays

2. The composition of cosmic rays

3. Acceleration and propagation of cosmic rays

4. Secondary cosmic radiation: pions and muons

5. Extensive air showers

6. Development of an electromagnetic cascade in the Earth atmosphere

7. Ultra-high-energy cosmic ray showers: the GZK effect

8. Detection of extensive air showers

9. X-Rays astronomy

10. gamma-Ray astronomy, gamma-ray bursts

11. Atmospheric and solar neutrinos

12. Summary: current results and problems

Syllabus of tutorials:
Study Objective:

Knowledge:

Possible sources of cosmic rays, propagation and interaction in the atmosphere.

Abilities:

Orientation in measurements of cosmic rays and data analysis.

Study materials:

Key references:

[1] C.Grupen, Astroparticle Physics, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2005. Chapters 6 a 7.

Recommended references:

[2] D.H.Perkins, Particle Astrophysics, Oxford University Press, 2003, Chapter 6.

[3] T.K.Gaisser, Cosmic Ray and Particle Physics, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

Note:
Further information:
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