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The Pierre Auger Observatory: Perspectives on ultra-high energy cosmic rays

Abstract : The Pierre Auger Observatory for ultra-high energy cosmic rays is under construction in Argentina. The Observatory will consist, when completed, of 1600 water Čerenkov tanks and 24 fluorescence telescopes, organized in 4 sites, sampling ground particles and measuring fluorescence light induced by cosmic showers. The Surface Detector with more than 600 detector stations and the Fluorescence Detector with half of its telescopes have started steady data taking in the beginning of 2004. A large number of events above 1019 eV has been detected as well as good quality hybrid data from combined measurements with both Surface and Fluorescence detectors. The current status of the Pierre Auger Observatory, its performances and preliminary data will be presented.
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T. Suomijarvi. The Pierre Auger Observatory: Perspectives on ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Il Nuovo Cimento B, 2005, 120, pp.793-804. ⟨10.1393/ncb/i2005-10121-5⟩. ⟨in2p3-00025344⟩

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