Research unit Astroparticle Physics

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Zernikelaan
25
Groningen
9747 AA
Netherlands
  • Phone: +31 50 363 3600
  • Fax: +31 50 363 4003

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The research in the field of Astroparticle Physics at KVI-CART focuses on the study of the sky map of the high-energy Universe, addressing the unknown origin of cosmic rays at the highest energies. Cosmic rays are a collective name for a variety of subatomic particles that are continuously bombarding the outer layers of the Earth’s atmosphere. While the Sun is a well-known source of low-energy cosmic rays, the origin of particles with energies in excess of 1012 eV is still an open question. Supernovae explosions, for instance, are commonly believed to be the source of cosmic rays with energies up to 1015 eV, but so far it has not been possible to prove this observationally. Beyond this energy domain cosmic-ray particles must originate from unknown extragalactic sources at very large distances. Some of these particles are reaching energies well in excess of the highest energies that can be produced in the most advanced man-made particle accelerators. In fact, cosmic rays are the only observed ultra-high energy (UHE) particles on Earth, i.e. with energies in excess of 1016 eV. Still, the acceleration mechanism(s) leading to such ultra-high energies and their sources remain largely unknown.

Publications
  1. An Indication of Anisotropy in Arrival Directions of Ultra-high-energy Cosmic Rays through Comparison to the Flux Pattern of Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Sources

    Aab, A., Abreu, P., Aglietta, M., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Allekotte, I., Almela, A., Alvarez Castillo, J., Scholten, O., van den Berg, A. M., Zuccarello, F. & Pierre Auger Collaboration 1-Feb-2018 In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 853, 2, 10 p., 29

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  2. Spectral calibration of the fluorescence telescopes of the Pierre Auger Observatory

    Aab, A., Abreu, P., Aglietta, M., Al Samarai, I., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Allekotte, I., Almela, A., Scholten, O., van den Berg, A. M., Zuccarello, F. & The Pierre Auger Collaboration 15-Sep-2017 In : Astroparticle Physics. 95, p. 44-56

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  3. Inferences on mass composition and tests of hadronic interactions from 0.3 to 100 EeV using the water-Cherenkov detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory

    Aab, A., Abreu, P., Aglietta, M., Al Samarai, I., Albuquerque, I. F. M., Allekotte, I., Almela, M., Zuccarello, F., van den Berg, A., Scholten, O. & Pierre Auger Collaboration 8-Dec-2017 In : Physical Review D. 96, 12, 122003

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  4. Search for High-energy Neutrinos from Binary Neutron Star Merger GW170817 with ANTARES, IceCube, and the Pierre Auger Observatory

    Albert, A., Andre, M., Anghinolfi, M., Ardid, M., Aubert, J. -J., Aublin, J., Avgitas, T., Scholten, O., van den Berg, A. M., Van den Broeck, C., LIGO Scientific Collaboration & Virgo Collaboration 1-Dec-2017 In : Astrophysical Journal Letters. 850, 2, L35

    Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewArticle

  5. Realtime processing of LOFAR data for the detection of nano-second pulses from the Moon

    Winchen, T., Bonardi, A., Buitink, S., Corstanje, A., Enriquez, J. E., Falcke, H., Hörandel, J. R., Mitra, P., Mulrey, K., Nelles, A., Rachen, J. P., Rossetto, L., Schellart, P., Scholten, O., Thoudam, S., Trinh, T. N. G., ter Veen, S. & KSP, T. L. O. F. A. R. C. R. 15-Dec-2016 In : Journal of Physics: Conference Series. 898, 3, p. 32004

    Research output: ScientificArticle

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Datasets
  1. D20160712T173455.100Z LOFAR lightning flash

    Hare, B., Scholten, O., Bonardi, A., Corstanje, A., Ebert, U., Falcke, H., Horandel, J. R., Mitra, P., Mulrey, K., Nelles, A., Rachen, J. P., Rossetto, L., Rujes, C., Schellart, P., Thoudam, S., Trinh, T. N. G., ter Veen, S., Winchen, T., University of Groningen, 23-Dec-2017

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Activities
  1. Bijeenkomst amateursterrenvereniging Astra Alteria

    Berg, van den, A. M. (Invited speaker)
    26-Sep-2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  2. Kosmische deeltjes: meten van elektrische velden in Donderwolken met LOFAR

    Scholten, O. (Invited speaker)
    18-Nov-2015

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

  3. Stichting conferenties en zomerscholen over de kernfysica (External organisation)

    Berg, van den, A. M. (Chair)
    2014 → …

    Activity: ScientificMembership of committee

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