GLOBAL COSMIC RAYS PORTAL
Projects for High School Students
Astroparticle physics is a field of research that combines particle physics with astronomy and gives us spectacular insights into the universe. Using the smallest particles we know and developing new outstanding technologies, we can observe the objects and structures in our universe. These developments have brought us many new discoveries in the last decade. It has become clear that light - or more generally, electromagnetic waves - is not the only messenger of distant objects in the universe. Scientists around the globe are now able to use their telescopes to observe ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays, gamma rays, neutrinos, and even gravitational waves. The future is in combining all of these insights to understand the big picture.
In the projections around the measurement of cosmic rays, students can dive into the fascinating world of the exploration of the universe. They become familiar with scientific work using modern measurement and analysis methods. The contacts to scientist and research facilities as well as the gain of experience are meant to cater to the student interests and aid them in choosing their university major.