Pierre Auger Observatory

ICRC 2009 (Łódź) Auger Papers

  • The Cosmic Ray Energy Spectrum and Related Measurements with the Pierre Auger Observatory, including:
    • Measurement of the cosmic ray energy spectrum above 1018 eV
    • The cosmic ray flux observed at zenith angles larger than 60 degrees
    • Energy calibration of data recorded with the surface detectors
    • Exposure of the hybrid detector
    • Energy scale derived from Fluorescence Telescopes using Cherenkov Light and Shower Universality

  • Astrophysical Sources of Cosmic Rays and Related Measurements with the Pierre Auger Observatory, including:
    • Correlation of the highest energy cosmic rays with nearby extragalactic objects
    • Discriminating potential astrophysical sources of the highest energy cosmic rays
    • Intrinsic anisotropy of the UHECR
    • Ultra-high energy photon studies
    • Limits on the flux of diffuse ultra high energy neutrinos
    • Search for sidereal modulation of the arrival directions of events
    • Cosmic Ray Solar Modulation Studies
    • Investigation of the Displacement Angle of the Highest Energy Cosmic Rays Caused by the Galactic Magnetic Field
    • Search for coincidences with astrophysical transients
    • An alternative method for determining the energy of hybrid events

  • Studies of Cosmic Ray Composition and Air Shower Structure with the Pierre Auger Observatory, including:
    • Measurement of the average depth of shower maximum and its fluctuations
    • Study of the nuclear mass composition of UHECR with the surface detectors
    • Comparison of data from the Pierre Auger Observatory with predictions from air shower simulations: testing models of hadronic interactions
    • A Monte Carlo exploration of methods to determine the UHECR composition
    • The delay of the start-time measured with the Pierre Auger Observatory for inclined showers and a comparison of its variance with models
    • UHE neutrino signatures in the surface detector
    • The electromagnetic component of inclined air showers

  • Calibration and Monitoring of the Pierre Auger Observatory, including:
    • The monitoring system of the Pierre Auger Observatory and its additional functionalities
    • Atmospheric Monitoring and its Use in Air Shower Analysis
    • Atmospheric effects on extensive air showers observed with the array of surface detectors
    • Nightly Relative Calibration of the Fluorescence Detector
    • Rapid monitoring of the atmosphere after the detection of high-energy showers
    • Atmospheric Aerosol Measurements

  • Operations and Future Plans of the Pierre Auger Observatory, including:
    • Performance and operation of the Surface Detectors
    • Extension of the Pierre Auger Observatory using high-elevation fluorescence telescopes (HEAT)
    • AMIGA - Auger Muons and Infill for the Ground Array
    • Radio detection of Cosmic Rays
    • Hardware Developments for the AMIGA enhancement
    • A simulation of the fluorescence detectors of the Pierre Auger Observatory using GEANT 4
    • Education and Public Outreach
    • BATATA: A device to characterize the punch-through observed in underground muon detectors and to operate as a prototype for AMIGA
    • Progress with the Northern Part of the Pierre Auger Observatory