von Karman Lecture Series--December 2007 Follow this link to skip to the main content Follow this link to skip to the main content
Follow this link to skip to the main content
NASA Logo - Jet Propulsion Laboratory Follow this link to skip to the main content    + View the NASA Portal

JPL Home Earth Solar System Stars & Galaxies Technology
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Images Multimedia News Missions Public Services Kids Education About JPL
Jet Propulsion Laboratory NASA Caltech Jet Propulsion Lab CalTech
Public Services
Public Tours
von Karman Lecture Series
Speakers Bureau
travelling Exhibits
Open House
Team Competitions
Events
Spacer

For more information, please contact:

Public Services Office
Mail Stop 186-113
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA 91109

Phone: (818) 354-0112
Fax: (818) 393-4641

Click here for directions.

Crab Nebula - December 2007



This month’s lecture:  

CHICOS: Detecting Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays

Summary :  
The California High School Cosmic Ray Observatory (CHICOS) project is a research array for the detection of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays — single subatomic particles that slam into Earth’s atmosphere with the energy of a brick falling from a rooftop. The particles produce huge showers of secondary particles when they collide with atomic nuclei in the upper atmosphere. In the CHICOS project, schools across the Los Angeles area provide a network of detector sites and a valuable population of participating teachers and students.
Speaker :   Dr. Robert McKeown
Physicist, California Institute of Technology
Location:   Thursday, December 6, 2007, 7p.m.

The von Kármán Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
+Directions
    Friday, December 7, 2007, 7p.m.

The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
+Directions
Webcast:
 

CHICOS: Detecting Ultra-High-Energy Cosmic Rays Archived Webcasts:

RealPlayer (with captions): "CHICOS" Webcast Video Icon

RealPlayer (w/out captions): "CHICOS" Webcast Video Icon


If you don't have RealPlayer, you can download the free RealPlayer 8 Basic.





Click here to return to the 2007 von Kármán Lecture Schedule.

 

 

Privacy / Copyrights FAQ Contact JPL Sitemap
Link to www.usa.gov   View NASA Home Page
Site Manager:
Webmasters:
  Susan Watanabe
Tony Greicius, Martin Perez