Interpretation of Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Ray Data Using LHC MeasurementsIt is our mission to perform dedicated measurements of the forward directed multiparticle production at LHC and to apply these to the analysis of cosmic rays data at ultra-high energies. We believe that improved understanding of hadronic interactions at the LHC is of
Furthermore, cosmic ray data is sensitive to interaction physics up to center-of-mass energies of up to 400 TeV. This is far beyond the reach of the LHC accelerator. This must ultimately be exploited to search for signatures of non-standard particle physics at ultra-high energies with cosmic ray data.
The main focus of the group currently is on data analysis of forward detectors at CMS. These are the hadronic forward calorimeter (HF), the very forward calorimeter (CASTOR) and the zero degree calorimeter (ZDC). There are also tracking detectors overlapping with the acceptance of these calorimeters, but they are part of the TOTEM collaboration and a combination of the data has not yet taken place.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 3 April 2012 at 13:49 by rulrich