High-Energy Cosmic Rays: What Are They, and Where Do They Come From?

Date: Monday, May 9, 2011

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: The Donut Whole (1720 E. Douglas)

Speaker: Dr. Nickolas Solomey, Proferssor and Chair of Physics at Wichita State University

Dr. Nickolas Solomey will let you in on the latest about the Auger Experiment.  It’s a large cosmic ray experiment, the first half of which has been built in Argentina.  The next phase of the experiment is to build a larger Northern array, possibly in Eastern Colorado and Western Kansas.

Dr. Solomey will talk about what cosmic rays are, compare a cosmic ray observatory to a traditional observatory, and explain why the Kansas-Colorado region is ideally suited for this new type of observatory that will look farther back in time than any optical telescope can.

For more information, contact us at info@sciencecafe-wichita.com

Sponsored by Kansas Citizens for Science

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