Computer Science and Physics Colloquium
The Highest Energy Particles from Space
Monday November 11, 2002
Host: Davi Geiger, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-998-3235
Extreme processes in the universe accelerate subatomic particles to macroscopic energies reaching up to 50 Joules. The existence of such high energy particles at the observed flux levels has surpassed every prediction. The mystery surrounding these highest energy particles has generated a large experimental and theoretical effort that should unveil this mystery in the next few years. These extremely high energy accelerators not only pose a interesting challenge to astrophysicists but they also provide a laboratory to test physics at energies well beyond those reachable with future terrestrial accelerators.