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

Radio detection of cosmic rays with the Auger Engineering Radio Array

Oct 11, 2018, 11:00 AM
Main Hall (Ecole Supérieure de Chimie)

Main Hall

Ecole Supérieure de Chimie

Chimie Paris Tech


Tim Huege (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)


The Auger Engineering Radio Array (AERA) complements the Pierre Auger Observatory with 150 radio-antenna stations measuring in the
frequency range from 30 to 80 MHz. With an instrumented area of 17 km^2, the array constitutes the largest cosmic-ray radio detector
built to date, allowing us to do multi-hybrid measurements of cosmic rays in the energy range of ~10^17 eV up to several 10^18 eV.
We give an overview of AERA results and discuss the significance of radio detection for the validation of the energy scale of
cosmic-ray detectors as well as for mass-composition measurements.

Primary authors

Tim Huege (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) for the Pierre Auger Collaboration

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