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Direct Detection of TeV--PeV Cosmic Rays in Space

Project description

Higher precision in cosmic ray detection

The Dark Matter Particle Explorer mission has ushered in a new era in astroparticle physics, with direct measurements of cosmic ray spectra extending beyond a tera-electron volt (TeV). The EU-funded PeVSPACE project intends to achieve further fundamental improvements in the precision of direct cosmic ray measurements at the highest energies – in the TeV–PeV (peta-eV) range. Its aim is to help solve the problem of cosmic-ray origin and its effects on the universe’s composition. It will develop TeV–PeV cosmic-ray track reconstruction and identification techniques using artificial intelligence, and will start a research programme to improve the precision of hadronic Monte-Carlo models. The higher precision achieved in cosmic ray measurements will open up unique opportunities for new discoveries.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Host institution

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 097

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE DE GENEVE
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 1 499 097
Address
Rue Du General Dufour 24
1211 Geneve
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments