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Title: The Highest Energy Particles in Nature (Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays)

The study of Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays (UHECR) has attracted great attention in recent years. I will outline why there is such interest and review the existing experimental data that has led to anmore » apparent enigma, as the cosmic rays of 1020 eV must be young but no sources are seen nearby. After a brief survey of proposals made to explain this enigma, I will give an overview of the prospects and promise of the Pierre Auger Observatory that has now been recording showers for over a year with its Engineering Array.« less
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Title: The Highest Energy Particles in Nature (Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays)
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Publication Date: 2002-10-30
OSTI Identifier: 1015643
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US1202037
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on October 30, 2002
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS ; FERMILAB ; COSMIC RADIATION ; COSMIC RAY DETECTION ; COSMIC SHOWERS ; PARTICLES ; HIGH ENERGY PHYSICS
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:03:34
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27