Faculty of Mathematics, Physics
and Informatics
Comenius University in Bratislava

Nuclear Seminar - Piotr Homola (19.3.2018)

Monday 19.3.2018 at 14:00, Lecture room F1/364


13. 03. 2018 10.18 hod.
By: Jaroslav Stanníček

prof. Piotr Homola (IFJ PAN Kraków):
Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO): novel astrophysical potential and beyond


Abstract:
The Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO) project will use the hunt for particle cascades from deep space as a vehicle for a unique ‘bottom-up’ approach to scientific research. By engaging the non-specialist public of all ages as ‘citizen scientists’ CREDO will create and widely offer an opportunity for lifelong learning for individuals as well as for cooperation and the sharing of common educational tools amongst institutions. The discoveries of these citizen scientists will feed directly into a pioneering new area of scientific research oriented on Cosmic Ray Ensembles (CRE). The detection (or non-detection) of such particle groups promises to open up a new method for exploring our universe. The opportunities this would create for cross-disciplinary research are significant and beneficial for individuals, networks of institutions and the global communities of both professional scientists and science enthusiasts.