Recent advances in astrophysics of cosmic rays and gamma-ray astronomy

Igor Moskalenko
Stanford University
Friday, November 22, 2019
1:00 pm
FRH 4135
Astroparticle physics or particle astrophysics combines efforts and interests of two communities, particle physicists and astrophysicists, and presents the broadest field of research that covers experiments involving man-made machines as well as experiments that are running for billions of years by Nature itself. These involve all types of known and yet unknown particles and emissions in the broadest energy range possible, from nano-eV to 10^21 eV, far exceeding the capabilities of the terrestrial and extraterrestrial laboratories. Last decade was rich on discoveries and breakthrough results in many areas of traditional astroparticle physics and even more is expected in the near future. Astrophysics of cosmic rays and gamma-ray astronomy are the two areas that are developing very fast, thanks to the state-of-the-art instrumentation put into space. New data provided by these instruments pose a considerable challenge to conventional astrophysics thus leaving an ample discovery space for new phenomena. I will review recent advances in astrophysics of cosmic rays and gamma-ray astronomy and discuss the current state in the field.
Simona Murgia