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Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory: Status and Perspectives

Institute of Nuclear Physics Polish Academy of Sciences, Radzikowskiego 152, 31-342 Cracow, Poland
Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, Dubna, Russia
Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Cracow University of Technology, Warszawska 24st, 31-155 Cracow, Poland
Centre for Astrophysics and Supercomputing, Swinburne University of Technology, Hawthorn, VIC 3122, Australia
National Centre for Nuclear Research, Andrzeja Soltana 7, 05-400 Otwock-Swierk, Poland
Institute for Particle and Nuclear Physics, Wigner Research Centre for Physics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, H-1525 Budapest, Hungary
AGH University of Science and Technology, 30-059 Cracow, Poland
Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics, Czech Technical University in Prague, Horská 3a/22, 128 00 Praha 2, Czech Republic
Departamento de Ciencias Fisicas, Facultad de Ciencias Exactas, Universidad Andres Bello, Avenida Republica 498, Santiago 8370146, Chile
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Universe 2018, 4(11), 111;
Received: 8 October 2018 / Revised: 22 October 2018 / Accepted: 23 October 2018 / Published: 24 October 2018
The Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO) is a project dedicated to global studies of extremely extended cosmic-ray phenomena, the cosmic-ray ensembles (CRE), beyond the capabilities of existing detectors and observatories. Up to date, cosmic-ray research has been focused on detecting single air showers, while the search for ensembles of cosmic-rays, which may overspread a significant fraction of the Earth, is a scientific terra incognita. Instead of developing and commissioning a completely new global detector infrastructure, CREDO proposes approaching the global cosmic-ray analysis objectives with all types of available detectors, from professional to pocket size, merged into a worldwide network. With such a network it is possible to search for evidences of correlated cosmic-ray ensembles. One of the observables that can be investigated in CREDO is a number of spatially isolated events collected in a small time window which could shed light on fundamental physics issues. The CREDO mission and strategy requires active engagement of a large number of participants, also non-experts, who will contribute to the project by using common electronic devices (e.g., smartphones). In this note, the status and perspectives of the project are presented. View Full-Text
Keywords: cosmic-rays; citizien science; extensive air showers cosmic-rays; citizien science; extensive air showers
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Góra, D.; Cheminant, K.A.; Alvarez-Castillo, D.; Bratek, Ł.; Dhital, N.; Duffy, A.R.; Homola, P.; Jagoda, P.; Jałocha, J.; Kasztelan, M.; Kopański, K.; Kovacs, P.; Nazari, V.; Niedźwiecki, M.; Ostrogórski, D.; Smołek, K.; Stasielak, J.; Sushchov, O.; Woźniak, K.W.; Zamora-Saa, J. Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory: Status and Perspectives. Universe 2018, 4, 111.

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Góra D, Cheminant KA, Alvarez-Castillo D, Bratek Ł, Dhital N, Duffy AR, Homola P, Jagoda P, Jałocha J, Kasztelan M, Kopański K, Kovacs P, Nazari V, Niedźwiecki M, Ostrogórski D, Smołek K, Stasielak J, Sushchov O, Woźniak KW, Zamora-Saa J. Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory: Status and Perspectives. Universe. 2018; 4(11):111.

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Góra, Dariusz; Cheminant, Kevin A.; Alvarez-Castillo, David; Bratek, Łukasz; Dhital, Niraj; Duffy, Alan R.; Homola, Piotr; Jagoda, Pawel; Jałocha, Joanna; Kasztelan, Marcin; Kopański, Konrad; Kovacs, Peter; Nazari, Vahab; Niedźwiecki, Michal; Ostrogórski, Dominik; Smołek, Karel; Stasielak, Jaroslaw; Sushchov, Oleksander; Woźniak, Krzysztof W.; Zamora-Saa, Jilberto. 2018. "Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory: Status and Perspectives" Universe 4, no. 11: 111.

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