Oct 8 – 12, 2018
Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris
Europe/Paris timezone

Depth of maximum of air-shower profiles: testing the compatibility of measurements performed at the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array experiment

Oct 9, 2018, 10:10 AM
20m
Friedel Amphitheater (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris)

Friedel Amphitheater

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie, Paris

Chimie ParisTech École Nationale Supérieure de Chimie de Paris 11, rue Pierre et Marie Curie 75231 PARIS Cedex 05
INVITED Sessions

Speaker

Alexey Yushkov (Institute of Physics AS CR, Prague)

Description

At the Pierre Auger Observatory and the Telescope Array (TA) experiment the measurements of depths of maximum of air-shower profiles, $X_{\rm max}$, are performed using direct observations of the longitudinal development of showers with the help of the fluorescence telescopes. Though the same detection technique is used by both experiments, the straightforward comparison of the characteristics of the measured $X_{\rm max}$ distributions is not possible due to the different approaches to the analysis of the recorded events. In this work, the Auger-TA Composition Working Group presents a technique to compare the $X_{\rm max}$ measurements from the Auger Observatory and TA. Using this technique the compatibility of the measured $X_{\rm max}$ distributions and of their first two moments is tested for energies $E > 10^{18.2}$ eV. The results of the tests show that the characteristics of the $X_{\rm max}$ distributions recorded by the Auger Observatory and TA are compatible within the systematic and statistical uncertainties.

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