University of Maryland
4:30 PM Monday, April 3, 2023
Talk Recording

Nicola Tomassetti
University of Perugia, Italy

Anomalies in cosmic-ray data: recent results and their interpretations

Cosmic rays are a fascinating and enigmatic form of high-energy extraterrestrial radiation. Recent advances in energy spectra and composition measurements have brought us to a deep understanding of the origins and properties of these particles. In this seminar, I will discuss the recent results from space based experiments of cosmic-ray detection. I will examine their implications for our understanding of cosmic ray sources, acceleration, and propagation in the Milky Way. Focus will be given to the currently unexplained anomalies in the measurements that are challenging our current understanding. I will also address the challenges for future experiments of direct detection of cosmic rays, and how they can contribute to resolving the outstanding questions in the field.