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Public engagement as a scientific tool to implement multi-messenger strategies with the Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory

By SpaceRef Editor
August 27, 2019
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Piotr Homola, David E. Alvarez Castillo, Dariusz Góra, Alan R. Duffy, Bohdan Hnatyk, Paweł Jagoda, Marcin Kasztelan, Konrad Kopański, Peter Kovacs, Michał Krupiński, Alona Mozgova, Vahab Nazari, Michal Niedźwiecki, Wojciech Noga, Dominik Ostrogórski, Karel Smolek, Jaroslaw Stasielak, Oleksandr Sushchov, Tadeusz Wibig, Krzysztof W. Woźniak, Jilberto Zamora-Saa

(Submitted on 26 Aug 2019)

The Cosmic-Ray Extremely Distributed Observatory (CREDO) uses the hunt for particle cascades from deep space as a vehicle for a unique “bottom-up” approach to scientific research. By engaging the non-specialist public of all ages as “citizen scientists” we create opportunities for lifelong learning for individuals as well as for cooperation and the sharing of common educational tools amongst institutions. The discoveries of these citizen scientists will feed directly into a pioneering new area of scientific research oriented on Cosmic Ray Ensembles (CRE). The detection (or non-detection) of such particle groups promises to open up a new method for exploring our universe, and a new channel on the multi-messenger stage, oriented on both astro- and geo-investigations. The opportunities this would create for cross-disciplinary research are significant and beneficial for individuals, networks of institutions and the global communities of both professional scientists and science enthusiasts.

Comments: 4 pages, 3 figures, Proceedings The New Era of Multi-Messenger Astrophysics – Asterics2019, 25 – 29 March, 2019 Groningen, The Netherlands

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM)

Journal reference: PoS(Asterics2019)034

Cite as: arXiv:1908.09734 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:1908.09734v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

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From: Piotr Homola Dr.  

[v1] Mon, 26 Aug 2019 15:26:56 UTC (3,374 KB)

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