Cosmic Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory: Status and perspectives of a global cosmic ray detection framework

Dariusz Góra, Kevin Almeida Cheminant, David E. Alvarez Castillo, Dmitriy Beznosko, Niraj Dhital, Alan R. Duffy, Piotr Homola, Peter Kovacs, Marta Marek, Alona Mozgova, Vahab Nazari, Michal Niedźwiecki, Wojciech Noga, Katarzyna Smelcerz, Karel Smolek, Jaroslaw Stasielak, Oleksandr Sushchov, Dominik Ostrogórski, Krzysztof Rzecki, Krzysztof W. WoźniakJilberto Zamora-Saa

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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 spread over a significant fraction of the Earth, is a scientific terra incognita. The key idea of CREDO is to combine existing cosmic-ray detectors (large professional arrays, educational instruments, individual detectors, such as smartphones, etc.) into a worldwide network, thus enabling a global analysis. The second goal of CREDO involves a large number of participants (citizen science!), assuring the geographical spread of the detectors and managing manpower necessary to deal with vast amount of data to search for evidence for cosmic-ray ensembles. In this paper the status and perspectives of the project are presented.

Original languageEnglish
Article number272
JournalProceedings of Science
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2021
Event36th International Cosmic Ray Conference, ICRC 2019 - Madison, United States
Duration: 24 Jul 20191 Aug 2019

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