Physics at Virginia

"Discovering Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with your Smartphone"

Mike Mulhearn , UC Davis
[Host: Bob Hirosky]

Cosmic rays which encounter the Earth's atmosphere produce showers of muons and high-energy photons, which can be detected using a smartphone camera. The CRAYFIS experiment was devised to observe cosmic rays at ultra-high energy (UHE) using the existing network of smartphones as a ground detector array. We'll describe our custom app, our lab measurements of smartphone efficiency, and our latest projections for the sensitivity of the CRAYFIS array to UHE cosmic rays.

Friday, April 3, 2015
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
Note special room.

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