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Miguel Alejandro Mostafá

Miguel Alejandro Mostafá

I am an experimentalist studying the most energetic and rarest of particles in the Universe. While much progress has been made in nearly a century of research in understanding cosmic rays with low to moderate energies, those with extremely high energies remain mysterious. Something out there is hurling these incredibly energetic particles around the Universe. Do these particles come from some unknown super-powerful cosmic explosion? Or from a huge black hole sucking stars to their violent deaths? Or maybe from colliding galaxies? We don't yet know the answers, but we do know that solving this mystery will take us one step forward in understanding our Universe.
My research interests include the origin of cosmic rays, acceleration mechanisms, particle physics at energies above terrestrial accelerators, and gamma-ray astronomy and the structure of the Galaxy.
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