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HEP: Recent Discoveries of Cosmic Ray Anomalies

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Eun-Suk Seo, University of Maryland
29 April 2015 from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
339 Davey Laboratory
Contact Name
Stephane Coutu
Contact Phone
(814) 865-2015
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One of the most exciting possibilities in cosmic ray research is the potential to discover new phenomena.  A number of elementary particles were discovered in cosmic rays before modern-day accelerators became available to study their detailed properties.  In spite of the rapid progress in physics over the last century, the possible presence of cosmological antimatter and the nature of dark matter in the universe remain mysteries.  Balloon-borne and space based instruments configured with particle detectors have been flown to search for these exotic sources, and to explore possible limits to particle acceleration in supernova. They have also been used to study cosmic-ray origin, acceleration and propagation. Recent results, their implications, and the outlook for future experiments will be presented.