Skip to content
Andrew Romero-Wolf headshot
September 11, 20144:00 pm – 5:00 pm (CDT)

Radio Detection of Ultra-high Energy Particles


Andrew Romero-Wolf (Jet Propulsion Laboratory)


Ricardo Eusebi



Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics & Astronomy

College Station, Texas 77843

Event Details

The highest energy cosmic rays arrive on Earth with the energy of a well thrown fastball and yet their origin eludes us. Identifying the sources responsible for the highest energy particles in the known Universe is a mystery involving their propagation through the cosmos, their interaction with cosmic background radiation, and deflection by galactic and intergalactic magnetic fields. Add to that the extreme rarity (<1 particle per km^2 per century) with which these particles arrive on Earth. Detecting the radio emission from ultra-high energy particles impacting the Earth may provide the data necessary to identify the highest energy particle accelerators in the Universe.

Copyright © 2024. All rights reserved, Texas A&M University Trademark | Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843