Recent Advances of Symmetry in Cosmic Rays

A special issue of Symmetry (ISSN 2073-8994). This special issue belongs to the section "Physics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 351

Special Issue Editor

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Laboratório de Instrumentação e Física Experimental de Partículas, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: cosmic rays; cosmos; dark matter; antiprotons; T.421; cosmic data analysis

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Since their discovery by the Austrian physicist Victor Hess in 1912, cosmic rays have opened a new window on matter in the Universe, with a brand-new world of unknown particles unveiled. The positron, discovered in 1932, was the first antimatter particle. New particles followed such as the muon, the pion, the kaon and several more. Until the appearance of the first high-energy particle accelerators in the early 1950s, utilizing cosmic rays was the only means of probing these highly energetic particles. Nowadays, even with the development of powerful accelerators on Earth, cosmic rays remain a unique observatory from which to probe new areas of physics, whether looking for the missing antimatter in the Universe, understanding the dark matter quest, or unpicking fundamental interactions at ultra-high energies. In addition, the measurements of cosmic rays allows researchers to perform tests to assess possible violations of the Lorentz symmetry and the related CPT symmetry, and also to explore new physical phenomena.

This Special Issue will be devoted to compiling recent advances on symmetry studies based on the measurement and study of the overall cosmic ray energy spectrum. Original research articles are welcome, whether presenting theoretical and experimental work, as are review papers.

We are requesting contributions which covering a wide range of topics related to state-of-the-art studies to shed light on symmetry and related cosmic ray physics, including  (but not limited to) the following topics:

  • Cosmic-ray physics
  • Antimatter studies on cosmic rays
  • Dark matter studies on cosmic rays
  • New physics phenomena searches
  • Gamma-ray astronomy
  • Neutrino astronomy & neutrino physics
  • Multi-Messenger astronomy
  • Cosmic-ray propagation models results and updates
  • Cosmic-ray detectors
  • Future projects
  • Outreach and education

Please note that all submissions should be full in the scope of Symmetry Journal.

Dr. Luisa Arruda
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cosmic rays
  • dark matter
  • antimatter
  • symmetry
  • gamma rays
  • neutrinos
  • detection techniques

Published Papers

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