Inaugural Workshop on Applications of Cosmic Ray Measurements

2608 (25 Park Place)


25 Park Place

Georgia State University, 25 Park Place, Atlanta, GA 30303

In recent years, there are many interesting reported application of using cosmic rays, which include space and earth weather monitoring, non-invasive cosmic ray tomography, soil moisture monitoring, public health, STEM training, etc. Over a century long effort of technology development of cosmic ray detection, especially in the antiparticle physics community, variety of cosmic ray detectors have been developed world-wide with varying size, cost and technology choices.

This workshop aims to bring together experts of cosmic ray detection/simulation and the community of using cosmic ray measurements in any field of applications and to share knowledge and technology. We also hope to establish an international collaboration of building a low-cost and reliable cosmic ray detector (with multi-sensors) network to monitor cosmic ray flux variation in real-time on a global scale.

The topics of this workshop include, but not limited to the following
– Cosmic ray detection and readout electronics
– Cosmic ray simulation and data analysis
– Sensor network
– Applications of using cosmic rays
– STEM training

Workshop Website for more information

    • 9:00 AM 10:40 AM
      Workshop Opening Session
      Convener: Prof. Xiaochun He
      • 9:00 AM
        Workshop Planning & Logistics 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Xiaochun He
      • 9:10 AM
        Department of Physics & Astronomy 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Sebastien Lepine
      • 9:20 AM
        College of Arts and Sciences 10m
        Speaker: Prof. Dan Deocampo
      • 9:30 AM
        Cosmic ray muon flux studies at Belgrade shallow underground laboratory 50m
        Speaker: Dr Nikola Veselinovic (University of Belgrade)
      • 10:20 AM
        Morning Coffee break 20m
    • 10:40 AM 12:20 PM
      Cosmic Ray Measurements and Applications
      • 10:40 AM
        Trasgos, toward a new way of measuring cosmic rays 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Juan Garzon (Univ. S. de Compostela, Spain)
      • 11:20 AM
        A cosmic rays tracking system for the stability monitoring of historical buildings 40m
        Speaker: Prof. Davide Pagano (University of Brescia, Italy)
    • 2:00 PM 5:00 PM
      Detector development: Detector Development
      Convener: Prof. Megan Connors
    • 9:00 AM 12:10 PM
      STEM and International Collaboration: Educational Outreach and International Collaboration
      Convener: Prof. Xiaochun He (Georgia State University)
      • 9:00 AM
        Engaging the next generation through an international network of radiation and environmental sensors 30m
        Speaker: Dr Ali Hanks (UC Berkeley)
      • 9:30 AM
        Opportunities of Cosmic Ray Measurements at Spelman College 30m
        Speaker: Dr Christopher Oakley (Spelman College)
      • 10:00 AM
        Outreach activities at GSU 20m
        Speaker: Prof. Xiaochun He (Georgia State University )
      • 10:20 AM
        Morning Coffee Break 20m
      • 10:40 AM
        The Trasgo project: Past, Present and Future 30m
        Speaker: Prof. Juan Garzon
      • 11:10 AM
        Building a network of portable cosmic ray detectors around the world 1h