Colloquia

Colloquium
Friday, April 3, 2015
3:30 PM
Physics Building, Room 204

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"Discovering Ultra-High Energy Cosmic Rays with your Smartphone"


Mike Mulhearn , UC Davis
[Host: Bob Hirosky]
ABSTRACT:

Cosmic rays which encounter the Earth's atmosphere produce showers of muons and high-energy photons, which can be detected using a smartphone camera. The CRAYFIS experiment was devised to observe cosmic rays at ultra-high energy (UHE) using the existing network of smartphones as a ground detector array. We'll describe our custom app, our lab measurements of smartphone efficiency, and our latest projections for the sensitivity of the CRAYFIS array to UHE cosmic rays.

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