• Particle physics explanations for ultra-high energy cosmic ray events

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      Cosmic rays; supermassive particles

    • Abstract

       

      The origin of cosmic ray events withE ≳ 1011 GeV remains mysterious. In this talk I briefly summarize several proposed particle physics explanations: a breakdown of Lorentz invariance, the ‘Z-burst’ scenario, new hadrons with masses of several GeV as primaries, and magnetic monopoles with mass below 1010 GeV as primaries. I then describe in a little more detail the idea that these events are due to the decays of very massive, long-lived exotic particles.

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      Manuel Drees1

      1. Physik Department, TU München, James-Franck-Str., Garching - 85748, Germany
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  • Pramana – Journal of Physics | News

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