P.N. Lebedev Physical Institute 75years

Cosmic ray investigations

 a,  b
a Institute for Nuclear Research, Russian Academy of Sciences, prosp. 60-letiya Oktyabrya 7a, Moscow, 117312, Russian Federation
b Skobeltsyn Institute of Nuclear Physics, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Vorobevy Gory, Moscow, 119899, Russian Federation

The history of cosmic ray research at the Lebedev Institute beginning with the first work and continuing up to now is reviewed. The milestones and main avenues of research are outlined. Pioneering studies on the nuclear cascade process in extensive air showers, investigations of the Vavilov — Cherenkov radiation, and some work on the origin of cosmic rays are discussed. Recent data on ultrahigh-energy particle detection at the Pierre Auger Observatory and the High Resolution Fly’s Eye (HiRes) experiments are presented.

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PACS: 01.30.Bb, 01.65.+g, 95.55.Vj, 96.50.S− (all)
DOI: 10.3367/UFNe.0179.200911f.1203
Citation: Zatsepin G T, Roganova T M "Cosmic ray investigations" Phys. Usp. 52 1139–1146 (2009)
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