Aim of the School
The 4th School on Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics is the 4th edition of an event which aims to promote physics of Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics in the Latin American community. This School will provide an overview of theoretical and experimental physics of Cosmic Rays and Astrophysics. It is open to undergraduate, graduate students or researchers interested in learning the essentials of these fields. The list of seminars includes topics such as experimental techniques, composition and spectrum of primary cosmic rays, high energy interactions, Gamma-Ray Bursts (GRBs), neutrino astrophysics, cosmic ray detectors, simulations, solar modulation, and the current state of development and the results of several experiments, such as the Pierre Auger Observatory, Kascade, HESS, IceCube, JEM-EUSO, Owl, Fermi-LAT, among others.
History and Future
The first edition of the school occurred in La Paz (Bolivia), from August 9th to 20th (2004), for more information: http://www.fiumsa.edu.bo/cursos/crc2004/
The second edition of the school occurred in Puebla (Mexico), from August 30th to September 8th (2006), more information: http://vega.fis.cinvestav.mx/~crschool2006/school.html
The third edition of the school occurred in Arequipa (Peru), from August 25th to September 5th (2008), more information: http://www.physics.adelaide.edu.au/~jbellido/
The fourth edition of the school will take place in Santo André (Brazil), from August 25th to September 4th (2010), more information:
Structure of the School
The school is conceived to have two phases:
1. The first week, with introductory lectures on the most basic level, directed to undergraduate students and beginners in these fields;
2. The second week, with specialized seminars on the current overview of the field. Scientists from different nationalities accepted the invitation and are on the list of speakers, making thus the event of international relevance and importance.
In addition to lectures, posters will be accepted for presentation by the participants.
The school will be organized and held at the Federal University of ABC (UFABC) in Brazil, between August 25th and September 4th, 2010.
Hybrid Detection of a Cosmic Ray Shower