Jul 12 – 23, 2021
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Energy spectrum of cosmic rays measured using the Pierre Auger Observatory

Jul 14, 2021, 12:00 PM
1h 30m


Talk CRI | Cosmic Ray Indirect Discussion


Vladimír Novotný (IPNP, Charles University, Prague)


We present the energy spectrum of cosmic rays measured at the Pierre Auger Observatory from $6 \times 10^{15}$ eV up to the most extreme energies where the accumulated exposure reaches about 80 000 km$^2$ sr yr. The wide energy range is covered with five different measurements, namely using the events detected by the surface detector with zenith angles below 60 degrees and applying different reconstruction method also above 60 degrees, those collected by a denser array, the hybrid events simultaneously recorded by the surface and fluorescence detectors, and using those events in which the signal is dominated by Cherenkov light registered by the high-elevation telescopes. In this contribution, we report updates of the analysis techniques and present the spectrum obtained by combining the five different measurements. Spectral features occurring in the wide energy range covered by the Observatory are discussed.


cosmic rays; energy spectrum; Pierre Auger Observatory

Collaboration Auger
Subcategory Experimental Results

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