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Il Progetto EEE: International Cosmic Day 2021 (en translation)

Il Progetto EEE: International Cosmic Day 2021 (en translation)

On November 10, 2021, the EEE Project participates in the tenth edition of the International Cosmic Day organized byDESY together with Netzwerk Teilchenwelt, IPPOG, QuarkNet and Fermilab.
The ICD is an appointment that leads us to learn about some aspects of cosmic rays through a day dedicated to their study!
During the day, students and professors and researchers gather to study cosmic rays.
For this ICD, the EEE Project has prepared an online meeting during which the students will be able to present the results of their analyzes and learn about studies on cosmic rays by researchers. This page contains the agenda of the meeting and the details for the connection. In particular, we propose to the students the study the variation of the cosmic ray flux as a function of the direction of arrival. The data to be analyzed and the details for the analysis are provided below.
By November 3, the Schools of the EEE Project are asked to send the results of their studies to EEE Secretariat in the form of a presentation (.ppt or .pdf) and at the same time a summary of their analysis on a single page according to the template you find here (it can be changed, the important thing is that the report is in a sinle A4 page).
This year the best presentation will be awarded with a Cosmic Box!!!


Ore 10:00 Welcome

Ore 10:10 Muonic Tomography of the Etna (Dott. Giuseppe Gallo)

Ore 10:50 Report form the schools

11:15 Greeting from Outreach Cosmic Ray Activities (OCRA) – Bari

Ore 11:30  Cosmic rays flux vs. direction

Ore 11:50 Conclusion

Details for the ocnnection:

Topic: ICD@EEE

Time: Nov 10, 2021 10:00 AM Rome

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Instruction for the analysis

We use data from the POLA-01 detector aboard the Nanuq and in a particular situation to study how the flow of cosmic rays varies according to their direction of arrival.

A particular moment of the journey aboard the Nanuq boat: on 30 July 2018 the boat ran aground.

With the arrival of low tide the boat began to tilt. The POLA-01 detector remained in operation until all unnecessary equipment was turned off for safety reasons. POLA-01 then acquired data as the Nanuq tilted; these data can be used to verify the variation of the cosmic ray flux with their direction of arrival. Direction information is obtained from an accelerometer that provides the acceleration expressed in g in the 3 directions X, Y and Z.

Using the data acquired by POLA-01 in this time frame we want to verify the dependence of the cosmic ray flux on the cosine square of the zenith angle.

The data available:

The data is in a .csv file and can be analyzed using Excel (recommended choice and on which the instructions provided are based) or similar programs.

  1. Download the data   and save in a folder of the PC.
  2. Use the instructions (download the instructions) as starting point of the analysis.
  3. Send the report to as .ppt file (max. 3 MB) to EEE Secretariat together with a single page summary (max 2 MB).

Contact Marco Garbini for clarifications

Good luck!!!

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