Dr Vlasios Vasileiou (Laboratoire Univers et Particules de Montpellier)
The Large Area Telescope on board the Fermi satellite detected more than 1.6 million cosmic-ray electrons/positrons with energies above 60 GeV during its first year of operation. The arrival directions of these events were searched for anisotropies of angular scales from ~10deg up to 90deg, and of minimum energy extending from 60GeV up to 480GeV. Two independent techniques were used to search...
Dr Igor Moskalenko (Stanford University)
Research in many areas of modern physics such as, e.g., indirect searches for dark matter and particle acceleration in supernova remnant shocks rely heavily on studies of cosmic rays (CRs) and associated diffuse emissions (radio, microwave, X-rays, gamma rays). The numerical Galactic CR propagation code GALPROP has been shown to reproduce simultaneously observational data of many kinds related...
0. Interaction of the solar wind with the interstellar medium: structure and implications for galactic cosmic rays
Prof. Gary Zank (University of Alabama in Huntsville)
The solar wind interacts with the local interstellar medium via both ionized and neutral gases. The primary coupling mechanism, charge exchange between protons and interstellar hydrogen, plays a critical role in determining the local structure, as does the interstellar magnetic field. We will describe the basic physical processes underlying the interaction between the solar wind and...