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Probing the origin of intergalactic magnetic fields and cosmic rays with gamma-ray cascades

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 843800

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 174 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 174 806,40

Coordinated by:

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Germany

Project description

English EN

Tracing the source of intergalactic magnetic fields

Magnetic fields that persist throughout Space and spread far beyond the galaxies that created them represent a significant recent finding in cosmology. Their morphology is imprinted on the cascade of sub-atomic particles generated by gamma rays interacting with background radiation fields. The EU-funded GammaRayCascades project will combine observation data from air Cherenkov telescopes and the Fermi Large Area Telescope with precise model predictions of the cascade. Their aim is to detect the cascade signal and the intergalactic magnetic field. Measuring intergalactic magnetic fields will provide crucial information about how large-scale structures form, how the Universe evolves, and how charged cosmic rays and electromagnetic waves propagate through intergalactic space.

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Coordinator

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Address

Schlossplatz 4
91054 Erlangen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 174 806,40

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 843800

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 October 2019

  • End date

    30 September 2021

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.3.2.

  • Overall budget:

    € 174 806,40

  • EU contribution

    € 174 806,40

Coordinated by:

FRIEDRICH-ALEXANDER-UNIVERSITAET ERLANGEN-NUERNBERG

Germany